SECONDARY MODULE #1
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE: One 90 minute class
CONCEPT(S) LEARNED IN THIS MODULE:
- Students will demonstrate competency in analyzing data and communicating their findings.
STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED IN THIS MODULE (K-12):
- Data collection, organization, display and analysis
TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES UTILIZED IN THIS MODULE:
- Maryland State Department of Education Core Learning Goals:
- 3.1.1 - The student will design and/or conduct an investigation that uses statistical methods to analyze data and communicate results.
- 3.1.2 - The student will use the measures of central tendency and variability to make informed decisions.
- 3.2.1 - The student will make informed decisions and predictions based upon the results of simulations and data from research.
- Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (grade 8):
Student will be able to:
- Collect, organize, display data for given situations using appropriate displays such as circle graphs, box-and-whisper plots, scatter plots, and glyphs
- Use data analysis to write an evaluative argument in a real life situation
- Determine the best measure of central tendency and calculate it
- Graphing calculators, overhead calculator projection device, word processing and importing information, Excel.
- Opportunities for probeware, use of web wacker.
||Brief Description of
|Materials / Technology
||Pre-assessment activity: Data gathering and recording
||Pairs, small group
||See Teacher Notes
||Students organize their collected data.
||Student groups report to whole class their findings. This will include measures of central tendency . Range, min and max are other suggestions.
||Data will be used in next lesson. Discuss any problems associated with the data or data collection process.
||Written suggestions to students regarding the information shared…recording method, measure(s) used
EXPECTED MODULE OUTCOMES:
PERFORMANCE-BASED ASSESSMENT OF MODULE OUTCOMES:
- A heightened sense of proper procedures for collecting and organizing data.
- The data collection should be very student centered. Almanacs offer a good print source; web sites have weather and sports data; probe ware is optional.