Reasoning and Data and Chance Summary

Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20, 2007

Members of the Reasoning and Data and Chance group worked throughout the week to complete their projects and lessons. The results of our research and work were presented on Friday to the Secondary School Teachers' Program.

Ebong and Richard presented a lesson on analyzing data with Fathom. They used a data set about the calorie content and sodium levels of different types of hot dogs to create data analysis tasks for student. Richard, Faye, and Judy presented iSleuth, an activity where students analyze iTunes libraries to determine the identity of famous people in history. Ana and Craig presented a data collection/analysis activity involving the characteristics of participants' sneakers. Bill presented an introductory lesson in statistical thinking by using the backpack data from last year's projects. Dave created both a Fathom activity and a TI-84 program to demonstrate how the variability of sample means relates to the size of the sample.

In addition to the projects, members of the group were able to share their experience using the TI-Inspire with Texas Instruments representatives.

Great thanks to our group leaders Carol and Beverly for their guidance and support!

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