MAT 104 Week 7 Discussion -
Statistics: Please respond to the following.
- You and three of your friends decide to take the same chemistry class together at the local university along with 21 other students. On the first day of class, the professor indicates that this class is graded on a normal bell-shaped curve.
- Explain in your own words what grading on a bell-shaped curve means in this college chemistry class. Be sure you know what a normal curve is before responding.
- Determine if it is possible for you and your friends to all earn an A in this course if the instructor “grades on a curve”. Explain your answer, i.e. if it is not possible why not, and if it is possible, how can it be done.
- Discuss whether you think this method of grading is fair.
Be sure that you fully understand what a normal bell-shaped curve is before addressing this discussion.