Find the Points Needed to Receive an A in a Class Based on Total Points (Example)

The point is—use the video. A short YouTube video describes how to find the number of additional points individuals need to get an A in a class that uses a point system for grading. It also looks at what percentage these additional points constitute of the remaining points for the course.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If the class uses a point system, have learners perform the calculations with their own grades
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes pupils know how to find averages
  • Knowledge of percents is necessary
Pros

  • Use of a table helps organize information
Cons

  • Not enough examples to really master the concept
Common Core