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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:45 pm
by Bronshtein
Now, don't sell him short.
You've all got too much faith in the teaching establishment.
A head teacher of my acquaintance (former head teacher actually 8) )was convinced the brain was a muscle. Despite me and two medical professionals, one ed psych and one mental health, telling them it wasn't, they weren't really convinced.
It's not surprising the country is in the state is is.
If Canada is halfway as bad, Mr M is probably deputy Head at least.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:01 am
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco
Bronshtein wrote:Now, don't sell him short.
You've all got too much faith in the teaching establishment.
A head teacher of my acquaintance (former head teacher actually 8) )was convinced the brain was a muscle. Despite me and two medical professionals, one ed psych and one mental health, telling them it wasn't, they weren't really convinced.
It's not surprising the country is in the state is is.
If Canada is halfway as bad, Mr M is probably deputy Head at least.


don't get me started.

'on our Mock SATS we ran, half our pupils are only average or below. I want us to make sure next time we do better than that'

'Ummmmmmmm'

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:01 am
by GarrisonMiniatures
Mind you, I can remember (many, many years ago) walking around a GCSE Modular exam and noticed some of the kids were sitting a paper they hadn't studied - it had been given to them by mistake... non of them had noticed and they were quite happily doing the paper...Fair enough, they were a lower set but it is still very discouraging...

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:14 am
by Derek H
Ssanemax wrote:'on our Mock SATS we ran, half our pupils are only average or below. I want us to make sure next time we do better than that'

'Ummmmmmmm'


They could make a start on that with better teaching of statistics.

It is quite possible, indeed common, for more than half of a population to be above or below average if you're talking about the arithmetic mean (which is what most people think about as "average"). The median (50th centile) is something different, by definition half the population is above and half below.

For example it's said more than 99% of the population in Norfolk have more than the average number of fingers on their hands. It's true, but not how you may think. The numbers of people with missing fingers make the average 4.99 whatever. Everyone with 5 fingers on their right hand is above average.

Another example is wages, 50% of UK full time workers earn around £30,000 or below, 50% above (the median). But the mean wage (average) is up near £37,000. It's quite a bit higher than the median because relatively small numbers of really high earners skew the distribution.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:26 am
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco
Derek H wrote:
Ssanemax wrote:'on our Mock SATS we ran, half our pupils are only average or below. I want us to make sure next time we do better than that'

'Ummmmmmmm'


They could make a start on that with better teaching of statistics.

It is quite possible, indeed common, for more than half of a population to be above or below average if you're talking about the arithmetic mean (which is what most people think about as "average"). The median (50th centile) is something different, by definition half the population is above and half below.

For example it's said more than 99% of the population in Norfolk have more than the average number of fingers on their hands. It's true, but not how you may think. The numbers of people with missing fingers make the average 4.99 whatever. Everyone with 5 fingers on their right hand is above average.

Another example is wages, 50% of UK full time workers earn around £30,000 or below, 50% above (the median). But the mean wage (average) is up near £37,000. It's quite a bit higher than the median because relatively small numbers of really high earners skew the distribution.


The average dog has less than 4 legs.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:47 am
by Derek H
Fewer :-)

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:27 am
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco
Derek H wrote:Fewer :-)



Feck Orf :D

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:57 pm
by Khusrau
On TMP we could quite adequately prove that cats were dogs merely through logic. Weaselly would be amazed.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:34 pm
by Macunaima
Africa fails regardless of what model its various countries chose.

The problems are cultural, institutional, ethnic, tribal, religious and just about any other factor you want to add.


Gee, I wonder what other factors Arealdeadone has in mind? Something tells me that the histories of the slave trade, colonialism, and superpower manipulation somehow wouldn’t make that list.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=535000

Of course, not politics at all, neh?

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:34 pm
by Guest
Derek H wrote:
Ssanemax wrote:'on our Mock SATS we ran, half our pupils are only average or below. I want us to make sure next time we do better than that'

'Ummmmmmmm'


They could make a start on that with better teaching of statistics.

It is quite possible, indeed common, for more than half of a population to be above or below average if you're talking about the arithmetic mean (which is what most people think about as "average"). The median (50th centile) is something different, by definition half the population is above and half below.

For example it's said more than 99% of the population in Norfolk have more than the average number of fingers on their hands. It's true, but not how you may think. The numbers of people with missing fingers make the average 4.99 whatever. Everyone with 5 fingers on their right hand is above average.

Another example is wages, 50% of UK full time workers earn around £30,000 or below, 50% above (the median). But the mean wage (average) is up near £37,000. It's quite a bit higher than the median because relatively small numbers of really high earners skew the distribution.


You are a spectacularly dull person. I bet when you enter the room other people leave.
One day, Derek, you'll meet a lady, and she may well let you touch her.
You will then realise what you've been wasting all your time on.