## The Art of Statistics Sample Questions.docx - Section 1: The Assessment

# Video Quiz (Alternative Assessment)

Lesson 14 of 22

## Objective: SWBAT to demonstrate their mastery of scientific notation by watching a video, reflecting on the message, and answering questions.

#### The Assessment

*60 min*

In this assessment, we watch the beautiful work of Chris Jordan and pause it with key questions.

Here is the video (you can download it as well here:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/chris_jordan_pictures_some_shocking_stats.html

**Source URL**: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/chris_jordan_pictures_some_shocking_stats.html

**Teacher's Note**: I recommend watching the whole video to make sure each stat is appropriate for your class. I usually omit the 7th statistic as it is about breast augmentation.

The questions I ask for the assessment change throughout the day, but they are always based on the stats he gives. I like to offer several scaffolded questions after each stat. For example, when he mentions that 1 million plastic cups are used every 6 hours on airline flights, I might ask:

- Write this number in scientific notation
- How many would this be in a day? (in SN)
- How many would this be in a week? (in SN)

Here are some other sample questions: The Art of Statistics Sample Questions

After we go through all the questions, I skip the breast augmentation and show a bit of his closing speech, which is about the importance of big numbers in our lives. You can find a lot of other fantastic pieces of art on his page:

http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/rtn/#unsinkable

I usually add a homework assignment where I ask students to analyze his art with a question of their own.

*expand content*

##### Similar Lessons

Environment: Suburban

###### Scientific Conversions

*Favorites(7)*

*Resources(14)*

Environment: Urban

###### Adding and Subtracting with Scientific Notation Part I

*Favorites(0)*

*Resources(11)*

Environment: Urban

- UNIT 1: Starting Right
- UNIT 2: Scale of the Universe: Making Sense of Numbers
- UNIT 3: Scale of the Universe: Fluency and Applications
- UNIT 4: Chrome in the Classroom
- UNIT 5: Lines, Angles, and Algebraic Reasoning
- UNIT 6: Math Exploratorium
- UNIT 7: A Year in Review
- UNIT 8: Linear Regression
- UNIT 9: Sets, Subsets and the Universe
- UNIT 10: Probability
- UNIT 11: Law and Order: Special Exponents Unit
- UNIT 12: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
- UNIT 13: Statistical Spirals
- UNIT 14: Algebra Spirals

- LESSON 1: Units and Vast Systems of Measurement
- LESSON 2: Adding and Subtracting in Scientific Notation
- LESSON 3: Mad Libs and Math Libs
- LESSON 4: Yuck! Word Problems...
- LESSON 5: The World of Microns
- LESSON 6: 100 People: An Assessment
- LESSON 7: Khan Academy and Scientific Notation Intuition
- LESSON 8: Khan Academy and Scientific Notation Conversions
- LESSON 9: Khan Academy and Orders of Magnitude
- LESSON 10: Khan Academy and Multiplying and Dividing with Scientific Notation
- LESSON 11: Khan Academy and Computations in Scientific Notation
- LESSON 12: Khan Academy Patterns in Zeros
- LESSON 13: Delta Math and Scientific Notation
- LESSON 14: Video Quiz (Alternative Assessment)
- LESSON 15: How far is that?
- LESSON 16: Long Distance Relationships Project
- LESSON 17: Long Distance Relationship Follow Up
- LESSON 18: How big is that?
- LESSON 19: The Universcale (A Project)
- LESSON 20: Universcale Project Follow Up
- LESSON 21: The Digital Scientific Notation Worksheet
- LESSON 22: The Cost of the Death Star