Justice in Jesus’ Time

Explore the social structure of Jesus’ time and attitudes to either the sick, women, foreigners, tax collectors or other marginalised people:

Lk 10: 38–42 (women)

Mt 20: 29–34 (healing of the blind)

Mk 10: 46–52, Lk 18: 35–43 (the blind beggar)

Lk 19: 1–10 (Zacchaeus the tax collector)

Lk 10: 25–37 (the Good Samaritan)

After reading these pieces of scripture, answer the following questions in the comments section:

Who are the marginalised today?

How do people become marginalised in our school, classroom, local community?

What are the ways in which I can respond?

What might be some of the possible consequences of how I respond? (for myself and for others)

Finding the Mean

How to Find the Mean

The mean is  the average of the numbers.

It is  easy to calculate: add up all the numbers, then divide by how many numbers there are.

In other words it is the sum divided by the count.


Example 1: What is the Mean of these numbers?

6, 11, 7

  • Add the numbers: 6 + 11 + 7 = 24
  • Divide by how many numbers (there are 3 numbers): 24 / 3 = 8


The Mean is 8


Why Does This Work?

It is because  6, 11 and 7 added together is the same as 3 lots of 8:


It is like you are “flattening out” the numbers

Example 2: Look at these numbers:

3, 7, 5, 13, 20, 23, 39, 23, 40, 23, 14, 12, 56, 23, 29
The sum of these numbers is 330

There are fifteen numbers.

The mean is equal to 330 / 15 = 22

The mean of the above numbers is 22





The following links provide people with a vast array of information presented in statistical form.

Explore the links below and leave a post answering the following questions:

1. Was information presented differently? If so, how?

2. Does data change? If so, why?

3. What are three things you have learnt from exploring this information?  Your three answers must be written in full sentences.





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