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  1. what Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers have in common By: Victoria, Austin, Kelsie, Jordan

  2. Why Teachers Cheat? • “High Stakes” Testing • If students do poorly • Teacher can be passed over for raises and promotions • Federal funding can be with held • School can be put on probation • Teacher could be fired • If students do well • Teachers could be praised, promoted, or receive bonuses up to $25,000

  3. Detecting Cheaters • Algorithms • Blocks of identical answers, especially after blanks • Student #1: 4d0001acd24a3a12dadbcb4a00000 • Student #2: 23b141acd24a3a12dadbcb4a21341 • Previous and Future Test Scores

  4. Why Sumo Wrestlers Cheat? • Their Sumo ranking • This ranking determines • How much money he makes • How big his entourage is • How much he gets to eat & sleep • The Elite • These are the top 66 out of 281 –Makuuchiand Juryo • Earn million of dollars per year • Treated like Royalty • Tended to by lower ranked wrestlers

  5. Why Sumo Wrestlers Cheat?(Continued) • To Change Their Rank • Elite Tournaments held 6 Times a Year • 15 Days with each wrestler wrestling once per day • The eighth victory in a tournament is worth roughly four times more than a normal one • To Increase their Rank • They need a “Winning Record” eight or more victories • Lower their Rank • Their rank lowers if they don’t get a “Winning Record”

  6. How Sumo Wrestlers cheat • Wrestlers with 7 wins going into their last match in the tournament facing someone with over 8 wins would rig the match to let them win the match to get their final win and they would let them win the next match • Some wrestlers would use performance enhancing drugs to help them win

  7. Bagel Man • A man brought bagels every day to work and left a basket out for people to pay • The man got about 95% of his money back from the bagels only about 5% of people in his office cheated • He made so much money that he want to start a business out of it but many business didn’t have the same percentage of payment his did

  8. Cheating and Honor • Cheating is prone to be everywhere • The environment, timing, relationships, and other conditions directly relate with the amount of cheating • The payment rate was lower in big business just as crime rate is bigger in big cities • The payment rates got lower as time went on the cheaters got braver • His original business always had the highest rate because they knew him and honored him