We know all points are not created equal, but do your students? In my experience the answer is a CAPITAL "no". If you have a weighted grade system, you know how these conversations with your students and your parents go. Make the math teacher next door review weighted averages!
In this 11 page document you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, handout resources for students to use, and an answer key. In all it is three different assignments --
-- In “Weighted Grades” students practice with weighted averages and calculating grades.
-- In “End of the Grading Period” students use weighted averages to help students navigate hypothetical scenarios with their grades. The questions escalate in difficulty.
-- In “Making Your Grade” students can create their own weighted grade system and apply it to five fictional students in a class. Students are also asked to write a letter to a teacher explaining why they think their grade system should be used for the next year.
EVERYTHING IS NOW ALIGNED TO THE COMMON CORE! YAY!
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