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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    I think it's probably due to the wording of the questions, I'm not getting any of stats :dry:
    You're being asked to standardise and deviate. The deviate being deviation according to the standardisation.

    What does standardisation mean in this context?:holmes:
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    Wow RoyalSheepy look, you've made Paracosm post outside of the Chat section :shock:
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    Wow RoyalSheepy look, you've made Paracosm post outside of the Chat section :shock:
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    You're being asked to standardise and deviate. The deviate being deviation according to the standardisation.

    What does standardisation mean in this context?:holmes:
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    I think you'll find the Entertainment section is the best section on TSR :smug:

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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Tyty :jumphug::giggle:

    And is that a good thing or a bad thing? :erm::wink2:

    I.h8.stats.com
    I think you'll find it's a good thing :hmmmm:
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    Give me about an hour, and I'll be able to give you some proper thoughts.
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    Right, so you know the process of converting your exam mark to a number out of 100 ?
    Otherwise known at the Uniform Mark Scale (UMS). That process is through standard deviation. :yep:

    When you apply for a job, you put your grades down don't you? Not what you got out of 75 in each Maths exam. Why is that? Well because you might be applying along with someone who did a different Maths exam. You may have a better score than them out of 75, but what if your exam was easier? You cannot compare them.:nah:

    So in order to interpret/compare statistic, we often standardise them. In this example, convert them to a Uniform Mark and from that produce a grade.

    They set the grades using normal distribution like this....


    Now they don't just make up where the conversions fall. Exam boards and government will set what percentage of students should get an A, a B and so on. The way it works is your exam will be marked first. You'll get a mark out of 75, and so will every other person in the country who did that paper. The exam board then knows how many people got 75, how many got 74, how many got 73 etc. they then look at their target for the number of students who should be awarded an A. They'll then find the nearest value, above which that percentage of people will receive an A. The grade boundary is then set. All students who got about that boundary are then distributed out with UMS marks between 80 and 100, which fit with that bell shaped curve. They'll then do the same for a B grade and so on and so forth.

    I should point out that the whole thing is based on the principle that roughly the same number of students each year should get an A. That principle assumes that each year group has the same collective intellect as the one before, and the one after and every other: which isn't true.:nah:
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Well that went badly.
    Right, so you know the process of converting your exam mark to a number out of 100 ?
    Otherwise known at the Uniform Mark Scale (UMS). That process is through standard deviation. :yep:

    When you apply for a job, you put your grades down don't you? Not what you got out of 75 in each Maths exam. Why is that? Well because you might be applying along with someone who did a different Maths exam. You may have a better score than them out of 75, but what if your exam was easier? You cannot compare them.:nah:

    So in order to interpret/compare statistic, we often standardise them. In this example, convert them to a Uniform Mark and from that produce a grade.

    They set the grades using normal distribution like this....


    Now they don't just make up where the conversions fall. Exam boards and government will set what percentage of students should get an A, a B and so on. The way it works is your exam will be marked first. You'll get a mark out of 75, and so will every other person in the country who did that paper. The exam board then knows how many people got 75, how many got 74, how many got 73 etc. they then look at their target for the number of students who should be awarded an A. They'll then find the nearest value, above which that percentage of people will receive an A. The grade boundary is then set. All students who got about that boundary are then distributed out with UMS marks between 80 and 100, which fit with that bell shaped curve. They'll then do the same for a B grade and so on and so forth.

    I should point out that the whole thing is based on the principle that roughly the same number of students each year should get an A. That principle assumes that each year group has the same collective intellect as the one before, and the one after and every other: which isn't true.:nah:
    Ohhhh, I'm starting to get it... :laugh: So it's like a comparison sorta thing?

    Wow, fair play 04MR17, you know your stuff! :yep: Wish you could replace my maths teacher! :lol:

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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Ohhhh, I'm starting to get it... :laugh: So it's like a comparison sorta thing?

    Wow, fair play 04MR17, you know your stuff! :yep: Wish you could replace my maths teacher! :lol:

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    Also, apologies for not uploading an update yesterday! There will definately be an update tonight! :yep:
    Yeah there is a purpose to it, and that usually comes in the form of being able to compare data from different contexts.

    With the applied units, you can either try to make sense of it with its real life purpose, or you take any sort of context away and try to do it just thinking about the mathematical method: practice the mathematical process as much as you can. You can do either.way, but the contextual questions in S1 can be a challenge if you don't think of these ideas in their application.

    I dont know about that. S1 was not popular with my class either. I personally disliked it, but it was my best unit with 97/100.:eek: That was a huge surprise for year 12 results day.

    Don't worry about updates. It tends to mean you're working.
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    Update #2 - I hate colds

    Apologies for the late update (which is another short one)!

    As you can see from the title, this week I haven't been feeling too well! A cold has got the better of me... Because of that, I've felt drained over the past couple of days, which also meant I didn't get as much work done as I wanted :sad:

    So this week, I've managed to master factorising cubic equations :ahee: - something I was struggling on for a very long time, last year. However, I do need to brush up on my dividing cubic equations (long division method). That, unfortunately, I still don't get :laugh: That along with the whole of statistics

    Biology, I'm feeling a little more confident about! :yes: I seem to be understanding everything, a lot better than last year! (Probably because I listen in lessons now ) The only thing I still don't get is Protein structures, but I need to keep reading over my notes for it, until it finally clicks

    And finally, Chemistry, I seem to be alright in this year! Everything seems a lot easier this year (again, probably due to the fact that I actually listen in lessons now :rofl: ). And my teacher is actually happy with my progress in lessons this year! :woo:

    So for lunch, I drove down to Tesco (which is just down the road... I'm very lazy :laugh: ) for a meal deal, which I tend to do every day. But the £3 a day, I've only just realised, has really taken a toll on my bank account :lol: (£3*5 =£15*4= £60 in a month! :/ )

    Sorry for keeping this update a little brief... Let's hope I get better soon, so I can actually do some work... :/

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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Update #2 - I hate colds

    Apologies for the late update (which is another short one)!

    As you can see from the title, this week I haven't been feeling too well! A cold has got the better of me... Because of that, I've felt drained over the past couple of days, which also meant I didn't get as much work done as I wanted :sad:

    So this week, I've managed to master factorising cubic equations :ahee: - something I was struggling on for a very long time, last year. However, I do need to brush up on my dividing cubic equations (long division method). That, unfortunately, I still don't get :laugh: That along with the whole of statistics

    Biology, I'm feeling a little more confident about! :yes: I seem to be understanding everything, a lot better than last year! (Probably because I listen in lessons now ) The only thing I still don't get is Protein structures, but I need to keep reading over my notes for it, until it finally clicks

    And finally, Chemistry, I seem to be alright in this year! Everything seems a lot easier this year (again, probably due to the fact that I actually listen in lessons now :rofl: ). And my teacher is actually happy with my progress in lessons this year! :woo:

    So for lunch, I drove down to Tesco (which is just down the road... I'm very lazy :laugh: ) for a meal deal, which I tend to do every day. But the £3 a day, I've only just realised, has really taken a toll on my bank account :lol: (£3*5 =£15*4= £60 in a week! :/ )

    Sorry for keeping this update a little brief... Let's hope I get better soon, so I can actually do some work... :/

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    Get well soon my favourite Sheepy! :jumphug::heart:
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Update #2 - I hate colds

    Apologies for the late update (which is another short one)!

    As you can see from the title, this week I haven't been feeling too well! A cold has got the better of me... Because of that, I've felt drained over the past couple of days, which also meant I didn't get as much work done as I wanted :sad:

    So this week, I've managed to master factorising cubic equations :ahee: - something I was struggling on for a very long time, last year. However, I do need to brush up on my dividing cubic equations (long division method). That, unfortunately, I still don't get :laugh: That along with the whole of statistics

    Biology, I'm feeling a little more confident about! :yes: I seem to be understanding everything, a lot better than last year! (Probably because I listen in lessons now ) The only thing I still don't get is Protein structures, but I need to keep reading over my notes for it, until it finally clicks

    And finally, Chemistry, I seem to be alright in this year! Everything seems a lot easier this year (again, probably due to the fact that I actually listen in lessons now :rofl: ). And my teacher is actually happy with my progress in lessons this year! :woo:

    So for lunch, I drove down to Tesco (which is just down the road... I'm very lazy :laugh: ) for a meal deal, which I tend to do every day. But the £3 a day, I've only just realised, has really taken a toll on my bank account :lol: (£3*5 =£15*4= £60 in a week! :/ )

    Sorry for keeping this update a little brief... Let's hope I get better soon, so I can actually do some work... :/
    Long division is easy enough.

    It comes with practice.:yep:
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    So for lunch, I drove down to Tesco (which is just down the road... I'm very lazy :laugh: ) for a meal deal, which I tend to do every day. But the £3 a day, I've only just realised, has really taken a toll on my bank account :lol: (£3*5 =£15*4= £60 in a week! :/ )
    £60 a month, right? :p:
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Update #2 - I hate colds

    Apologies for the late update (which is another short one)!

    As you can see from the title, this week I haven't been feeling too well! A cold has got the better of me... Because of that, I've felt drained over the past couple of days, which also meant I didn't get as much work done as I wanted :sad:

    So this week, I've managed to master factorising cubic equations :ahee: - something I was struggling on for a very long time, last year. However, I do need to brush up on my dividing cubic equations (long division method). That, unfortunately, I still don't get :laugh: That along with the whole of statistics

    Biology, I'm feeling a little more confident about! :yes: I seem to be understanding everything, a lot better than last year! (Probably because I listen in lessons now ) The only thing I still don't get is Protein structures, but I need to keep reading over my notes for it, until it finally clicks

    And finally, Chemistry, I seem to be alright in this year! Everything seems a lot easier this year (again, probably due to the fact that I actually listen in lessons now :rofl: ). And my teacher is actually happy with my progress in lessons this year! :woo:

    So for lunch, I drove down to Tesco (which is just down the road... I'm very lazy :laugh: ) for a meal deal, which I tend to do every day. But the £3 a day, I've only just realised, has really taken a toll on my bank account :lol: (£3*5 =£15*4= £60 in a month! :/ )

    Sorry for keeping this update a little brief... Let's hope I get better soon, so I can actually do some work... :/

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    Get well soon bud :hugs:

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    £60 a month, right? :p:
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    £60 a month, right? :p:
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    Get well soon bud :hugs:



    Laughed very hard at this.
    RoyalSheepy looks like writing this when you were super tired had it's consequences :laugh:
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    (Original post by EmilySarah00)
    Get well soon my favourite Sheepy :jumphug:
    ewwww, you again :puke:

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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Long division is easy enough.

    It comes with practice.:yep:
    It's very confusing Sheepy no like confusing stuff

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    £60 a month, right? :p:
    I'm tired :sad: And ill

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    Get well soon bud :hugs:



    Laughed very hard at this.
    I h8 thee Paracosm :eviltongue:

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    (Original post by EmilySarah00)
    RoyalSheepy looks like writing this when you were super tired had it's consequences :laugh:
    (You're welcome?)
    I should probs sleep :lol:
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    I'm tired :sad: And ill

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