I usually let BabyGeeding play with my cellphone, but yesterday she actually managed to unlock it and call SisterGeeding in NYC.
The metal part of the pencil that is by the erase is called the ferrule.
I often hear high school students who have a GPA that is higher than the scale maximum. For instance, a student may have a 4.3 on a 4 point scale or a 5.5 on a 5 point scale. I know this usually occurs because the student is taking some kind of honors or gifted class that adds additional points on to their final grade because of the ‘challenging’ work. If it’s possible to make a grade higher than the maximum on the ranking system, then I highly question the integrity of the ranking system.