Reflection: Grappling with Complexity What's the Frequency Kenneth? Summarizing Data with Frequency Tables - Section 4: Our City Statistics Project + Homework - Creating Frequency Tables



When creating frequency tables (Student Work 1 Frequency Table and Student Work 2 Frequency Table), many groups had a difficult time initiating the task. They were confused about the different types of frequencies and how to apply these ideas to their group projects. As a way to help them grapple with this complex task, I encouraged students to look back at their notes and to use them as a tool to better understand the material. 

When given the time to look though, re-process and apply their notes, students did tend to work better and were able to complete the task of developing a frequency table for their associated research question and data. 

Technology also helped with this task. Using a word processor or spreadsheet application helped many groups easily create a table and organize their visual space to be able to focus on the math and to create their frequency table. I was pleased with the end results of this aspect of the project.

  Grappling with Complexity: Frequency Tables and Complexity
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What's the Frequency Kenneth? Summarizing Data with Frequency Tables

Unit 8: Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT interpret and create frequency tables in context, including joint, marginal and conditional relative frequencies.

Big Idea: Students will answer REM’s question by creating and interpreting frequency tables as another tool to organize and understand data!

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Math, Algebra, Statistics, marginal frequencies, joint frequencies, conditional relative frequencies, Measurement and Methods, Common Core, master teacher project, frequency table, inspiredata, excel, frequency table, 9th grade
  95 minutes
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