Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Quiz on Distributions and the Empirical Rule - Section 2: Poster Scavenger Hunt

 

Teenagers are highly motivated by peer review. Creating posters that will be displayed for other students to observe and critique is a great opportunity to maximize this motivation and seize the chance to improve their peer review skills. In the Scavenger Hunt, I ask students to focus on finding posters that display specific types of information (normal curve, mean and median comparisons, standard deviation, right-skew, etc). Once all the students have completed the scavenger hunt we can engage in a discussion of what makes one poster better than another. After they have already ‘used’ the posters to answer questions their evaluations tend to reveal that a good poster is clearly organized, accurately labeled, and includes summaries that are clear and written in a language that is easy to interpret. This process of self-assessment is worth far more than my best rubric.

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Quiz on Distributions and the Empirical Rule

Unit 6: Statistics: Single-Variable
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their ability to describe a one-variable distribution and use the Empirical Rule to predict population percentages from appropriate distributions.

Big Idea: This quiz is an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of one-variable distributions and the Empirical Rule.

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Math, univariate data, Statistics, standard deviation, normal distribution, Algebra 2, Empirical rule, statistical significance
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