Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Flaws and Fallacies (cont.) AND Types of Data - Section 2: Types of Data – Looking at Big Bird


Attached you will see the responses that my students generated to describe Big Bird.  They obviously love picking on me because one student mixed in "Goofy like Mr. Hammel!" as a response :)

Although the number of responses was less than I anticipated, we still had enough to make the sorting activity a meaningful one.  Qualitative and Quantitative results both appeared.  To elicit more responses the next time, I might include a second or third character - or perhaps a movie star.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Student Responses
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Flaws and Fallacies (cont.) AND Types of Data

Unit 4: Statistics: Something for Everyone
Lesson 3 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to take a look at each other’s flawed creations and conclude class by being able to classify the major types of data.

Big Idea: Flaws and Fallacies of BAD DATA and a transition to data types!

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Math, Statistics, Algebra II, master teacher project, 11th Grade
  45 minutes
big bird data analysis
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