The teaching plan:
Project is introduced
Discussion on validity of survey questions
Students edit their survey questions.
Students work on conducting the survey
Students use their books to review mean, median, mode, range, variance, standard deviation, linear regression to use on their data. They should understand how to obtain their graphs and statistical results by using formulas. At least one example of calculation should be shown.
Students turn in their data analysis
Students use their book/online resources to learn histograms, bar graphs, pie chart, box and whisker plots, line graphs, scatter plots, stem and leaf plot
Students get feedback on their work on data analysis
Students work on presentation
Work on presentation
Whole class discussion. Combine all groups' presentations to make a final conclusion
Make a final conclusion and presentation
This project applies the following standards:
Students collect, organize, and represent data sets that have one or more variables and identify relationships among variables within a data set by hand and through the use of an electronic spreadsheet software program
Know various forms of display for data sets, including a stem-and-leaf plot or box-and-whisker plot; use the forms to display a single set of data or to compare two sets of data.
Represent two numerical variables on a scatterplot and informally describe how the data points are distributed and any apparent relationship that exists between the two variables (e.g., between time spent on homework and grade level).
Understand the meaning of, and be able to compute, the minimum, the lower quartile, the median, the upper quartile, and the maximum of a data set
Students compute the variance and the standard deviation of a distribution of data.
Students formulate adroit judgments about oral communication. They deliver focused and coherent presentations of their own that convey clear and distinct perspectives and solid reasoning. They use gestures, tone, and vocabulary tailored to the audience and purpose.
Students deliver polished formal and extemporaneous presentations that combine the traditional rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description. Student speaking demonstrates a command of standard American English and the organizational and delivery strategies outlined in Listening and Speaking Standard 1.0.
Students understand the principles of effective oral, written, and multimedia communication in a variety of formats and contexts.
English-Language Development Standard
Make oneself understood when speaking by using consistent standard English grammatical forms and sounds; however, some rules may not be followed (e.g., third person singular, male and female pronouns)
Participate in social conversations with peers and adults on familiar topics by asking and answering questions and soliciting information.
A group of teachers worked together to make this webquest.