# Tutor.com Patterns Session

##### Feb. 2, 2013

Session Transcript - Math - Middle Grades, 1/29/2013 4:36PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 1/29/2013 4:36PM
Length: 71.8 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Middle Grades

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piper (Customer)
[00:00:00] take home test

James E (Tutor)
[00:00:09] Hey, this is James. How can I help you on your problem today?
[00:01:53] I see you said that you had a take home test. How about we start on one of your problems? Is there any one giving you trouble?
[00:03:39] Ok, i see the first part of your problem.
[00:05:30] I see the numbers/scores.

piper (Customer)
[00:06:34] ?

James E (Tutor)
[00:07:12] Ok, so what is the question the problem asks for? or where do you need help?
[00:09:58] Ok, i see the question. Are you familiar with any of these measures?

piper (Customer)
[00:10:07] no

James E (Tutor)
[00:10:50] Ok so i will define them and then maybe you can try to choose which is best from there, does that sound ok?
[00:11:52] Mean: is the average of the numbers...

piper (Customer)
[00:12:29] ok

James E (Tutor)
[00:12:34] Median is the number is the exact middle of the numbers. But first you need to line up the numbers highest to lowest...

piper (Customer)
[00:13:11] ok

James E (Tutor)
[00:13:16] Mode: is the number that shows up the most. Not like 5 or 4, however like 576 is a score twice.
[00:13:50] Range: is the difference between the highest number and the lowest number.

piper (Customer)
[00:14:19] ok

James E (Tutor)
[00:14:29] Do those make a little more sense now?

piper (Customer)
[00:15:08] not really

James E (Tutor)
[00:15:24] Ok, thats fine.
[00:15:33] So lets go about a different way.

piper (Customer)
[00:15:45] ok

James E (Tutor)
[00:16:21] When you have grades in school, at the end of the year, you get a final grade. Are you following me on this example so far?

piper (Customer)
[00:16:29] yup

James E (Tutor)
[00:16:58] The final grade is an average of all your grades in the class.

piper (Customer)
[00:17:20] yues so mean...yes?

James E (Tutor)
[00:17:25] yes
[00:18:01] Most often for grades we use an average/mean. It helps us find what we typically made on the test.
[00:18:19] Good job
[00:19:08] Do you have any other problems today? or any questions that you didnt understand about this problem?
[00:20:11] Are you there or did we lose connection?

piper (Customer)
[00:20:14] yes

James E (Tutor)
[00:21:59] I see your problem. Do you know where to start?

piper (Customer)
[00:22:57] ?

James E (Tutor)
[00:23:24] Have you done any problem like this before?

piper (Customer)
[00:23:30] nope

James E (Tutor)
[00:23:48] Thats fine.

piper (Customer)
[00:24:15] ok

James E (Tutor)
[00:24:23] So the rule for turning a decimal into a percent is easy enough.

piper (Customer)
[00:24:31] ...

James E (Tutor)
[00:24:49] What you do is multiply by 100, and then add a % sign.
[00:25:33] So a quick example is if you had .5, then percent would be .5 times 100. (50%)
[00:26:10] Did you understand that?

piper (Customer)
[00:28:06] ok,do you want me to do it

James E (Tutor)
[00:28:24] Go ahead and give it a try.
[00:29:47] Good job!

piper (Customer)
[00:30:03] what next

James E (Tutor)
[00:30:38] So what did you find was the answer of .02 times 100. Was it 2?

piper (Customer)
[00:30:57] yup

James E (Tutor)
[00:31:21] So there is your answer. Just dont forget to add the % sign.
[00:31:23] 2%.

piper (Customer)
[00:31:35] abcd?

James E (Tutor)
[00:32:38] Can you eliminate any? Because you know the answer is 2%.

piper (Customer)
[00:33:28] 20

James E (Tutor)
[00:33:44] good. D is out.
[00:34:02] Now is .02 the same as 2? (A)

piper (Customer)
[00:34:13] yes

James E (Tutor)
[00:34:38] Not quite.
[00:34:44] Close.

piper (Customer)
[00:35:06] c

James E (Tutor)
[00:35:08] .02 is equal to 2%.
[00:35:11] Yes!
[00:35:14] Great!
[00:35:43] So they are trying to trick you because of the .0 at the end of it.
[00:36:00] but 2.0 is the same as 2.

piper (Customer)
[00:36:25] next? question?

James E (Tutor)
[00:36:32] yes
[00:37:10] To review the old problem, to turn a decimal into a percent. We multiply by 100, then add a % sign.
[00:39:54] Is see your problem.
[00:41:53] I see your table.
[00:44:49] I see the table filled in.
[00:48:25] Do you have any idea? or can you eliminate any of them?

piper (Customer)
[00:49:23] ok
[00:49:46] range

James E (Tutor)
[00:50:21] I dont see range. I only see A,B,C,D.

piper (Customer)
[00:50:35] oh i meant d

James E (Tutor)
[00:51:02] You like like that answer or want to eliminate that one?

piper (Customer)
[00:51:18] eliminate

James E (Tutor)
[00:51:23] Good!
[00:52:10] Ok, do you remember what mode meant?

piper (Customer)
[00:52:17] most

James E (Tutor)
[00:52:27] Which occurs the most?

piper (Customer)
[00:52:33] 2

James E (Tutor)
[00:52:37] which price occurs the most?

piper (Customer)
[00:53:01] none

James E (Tutor)
[00:53:12] Ok let me reword.
[00:53:22] Which amount is chosen the most.
[00:53:27] ?

piper (Customer)
[00:53:31] 8.00

James E (Tutor)
[00:53:36] Good!
[00:53:52] I see why you said 2 at first. That was my fault.

piper (Customer)
[00:54:01] thts ok
[00:54:24] whats next

James E (Tutor)
[00:54:37] So the median is what amount?

piper (Customer)
[00:54:44] middle

James E (Tutor)
[00:54:57] Great!
[00:55:14] What number is in the middle of the price column?

piper (Customer)
[00:55:13] 9

James E (Tutor)
[00:55:19] Perfect!
[00:55:39] Now the mean? Do you know that one?

piper (Customer)
[00:55:59] no

James E (Tutor)
[00:56:29] Yes you do. We've done it before. We'll do it together.

piper (Customer)
[00:56:59] ????????????????????????

James E (Tutor)
[00:57:51] So this average is a little more complicated.

piper (Customer)
[00:58:02] yes it iz

James E (Tutor)
[00:58:31] Do you remember anything about a weighted average?

piper (Customer)
[00:58:48] nope

James E (Tutor)
[00:59:02] Thats fine.
[00:59:24] So the first step is to find the total for each. So 20 x 6.
[00:59:34] see?
[01:01:29] great job!
[01:01:42] now we add those numbers together.
[01:03:02] Type your answer when done, I cant see it.

piper (Customer)
[01:03:47] 69

James E (Tutor)
[01:04:04] Lets to that one again.
[01:04:28] So we are going to add the 120+120+72+100+112+14+10+4

piper (Customer)
[01:05:09] 30
[01:06:00] ?

James E (Tutor)
[01:06:10] We need to check our math again. Do you use a calculator or pen and paper?

piper (Customer)
[01:06:24] couculator

James E (Tutor)
[01:06:53] ok
[01:07:41] so the total is going to be 552. Im not sure how you used the calculator. Be sure to add all the numbers.

piper (Customer)
[01:08:00] then devide by8
[01:08:26] thts the # of data

James E (Tutor)
[01:08:32] Divide by 50. Because we interviewed 50 people in the questions.

piper (Customer)
[01:08:40] oooooo

James E (Tutor)
[01:08:47] I see way you said 8. You were ahead of me

piper (Customer)
[01:09:52] sryy so... is tht right

James E (Tutor)
[01:10:00] yes!
[01:10:02] Great!

piper (Customer)
[01:10:11] so its a

James E (Tutor)
[01:10:15] Now which is the highest

piper (Customer)
[01:10:16] a.)

James E (Tutor)
[01:10:19] PERFECT!
[01:10:28] long process but we got there
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