We then worked out the most common number (median) of credits earned this term by finding the middle number. It was between 19 and 21 so you take the middle number here and it is 20.
We also worked out the average (mean) number of credits earned this term by adding up all the scores and dividing it by 20 people. The average is 18.85. We talked about how you can not get 0.85 of a credit, so we rounded it up to 19. We could then see if were were average earners, above average earners or below average at earning credits.
It was good to note that more than 1/2 the class were average or above average earners!
So where do you sit?
- Are you an average or better credit earner?
- If not, what can you do about it next term?
- I wonder if the average will increase or decrease next term?