## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Two-Way Table Teams - Section 3: Closure

As the end of the year approached I thought about how much Alex contributed to our class and how much he helped me be really on top of things in my math planning. Alex is an incredibly bright student who almost always is one step ahead of the game. Because of this, I made sure I always had a plan B, an extension, or extra credit work for Alex. He always did these with enthusiasm, always adding to the depth of the work with questions, or information he had researched.

These type of students many times can be a bit lay back when given too much freedom or when challenge is not frequent or doesn't come on time. This happened towards the end of the 4th quarter and I believe it was mostly my fault. It was always hard to keep up with the extra time I put in trying to keep him engaged and motivated. I must admit I unconsciously blended him in with the rest of the class as we approached the end of year. His behavior never became bad, but definitely went from excellent to good. He kept up his grades but began missing homework assignments. His final grade dropped 1 point because of work habits, and though he is still a high A student, I thought it would be important to say that we must be careful with students like Alex who are way ahead of everyone else. Sometimes we pay so much attention to struggling students that we forget that very bright students have needs as well.

An end of year thought about a brilliant student
Adjustments to Practice: An end of year thought about a brilliant student

# Two-Way Table Teams

Unit 11: Bivariate Data
Lesson 7 of 8

## Big Idea: Student pairs discuss two-way table data and work together to correctly interpret the information contained in the data.

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Math, Statistics, bivariate data, stations, frequency table, two-way tables, data analysis
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### Mauricio Beltre

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