Big Idea: Is it possible to measure perseverance in problem solving? And how can we use data to show if we've made sense of something? We begin to explore these questions as the Mastermind Project begins.
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Big Idea: A histogram is not the same thing as a bar graph, and that's a good thing. Also: Mastermind Trial #2.
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Big Idea: Students are active participants in John Ridley Stroop's famous experiment, which provides them with tangible reasons for the shape, center, and spread of a data set to change.
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Big Idea: We've produced a great deal of data in just a few days of class! Now it's time to figure out how to make sense of it.
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Big Idea: The Mastermind Project serves as an introduction to the first three Mathematical Practices, as students use data to construct an argument and write a paper about their experiences playing the game.
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Big Idea: Standard deviation can be an opaque topic for students if it lacks context. Fortunately, it's possible to have some fun seeing why this powerful statistical tool was developed.
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