Want to know how to add and weight more than two grade categories? It’s not really that much more complicated, it just makes the formula more convoluted. I can add as many categories as I need, but I’d hate to think of the formula past a certain point. Ultimately, the formula will look like this with three categories:
=SUM(cat1score x cat1weight, cat2score x cat2weight, cat3score x cat3weight)/SUM(cat1weight,cat2weight,cat3weight)
And so on it goes. Here is an example from one of my gradebooks for a geography page. I had grades for book work, presentations, and maps:
It gets long, but it doesn’t really get any more complicated.
I hope that helped. To see a three-category grade in action, be sure to download the sample gradebook here.