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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Computer, Correlations, Data analysis, Inferences, Scatter Plot, Spreadsheets, Variables


Primary Objectives:

  • Students collect research data and then display the results in a scatter plot generated by a spreadsheet program.
  • Students compare descriptive statistics and evaluate how changes in data affect those statistics.
  • Students describe the strengths and limitations of a particular statistical measure, and justify or critique its use in a given situation.
  • Students interpret and analyze displays of data and descriptive statistics.
  • Students organize and display data (e.g., histograms, box-and-whisker plots, scatter plots) to pose and answer questions; and justify the reasonableness of the choice of display.
  • Students use sample data to make predictions regarding a population.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student demonstrates originality and inventiveness in work.
  • Student develops, implements, and communicates new ideas to others.
  • Student is open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Student acts on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs.
  • Student exercises sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Student makes complex choices and decisions.
  • Student understands the interconnections among systems.
  • Student articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.
  • Student demonstrates creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develops innovative products and processes using technology. Student applies existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Student demonstrates a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Student understands and uses technology systems.
  • Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.

Subjects:

Analyze

Mathematics > Process Standards > Communication > Analyze

Collection

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Data > Collection

Construct Display/ Histograms/Bar

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Construct Display/ Histograms/Bar

Construct Display/ Scatter Plot

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Construct Display/ Scatter Plot

Construct Display/Box and Whisker

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Construct Display/Box and Whisker

Data Collection for Decision Making

Library Media > Information Technology > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making

Data Collection for Decision Making 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making 

Displays

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Computation/Technology > Displays

Displays/Choose Appropriate

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Displays/Choose Appropriate

Formulate Questions

Language Arts > Research > Formulate Questions

Graphic Organizers (Venn Diagrams,etc.) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Organizers (Venn Diagrams,etc.) 

Histograms/Bar

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Histograms/Bar

Interpretation

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Data > Interpretation

Organize/Sort

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Data > Organize/Sort

Problem Solving 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 

Scatter Plot

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Scatter Plot

Spreadsheets

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Computation/Technology > Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets

Library Media > Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets 

Statistical

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Computation/Technology > Statistical

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Survey/Investigate

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Study > Survey/Investigate

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Use appropriate tools strategically

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Use appropriate tools strategically
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
2-DA-08 Collect data using computational tools and transform the data to make it more useful and reliable. (P6.3)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Math.Content.6.SP.B.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Math.Content.8.SP.A.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.
Math.Practice.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Math.Practice.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
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