Lesson Plan (math 1204 cp.1)
Goals/ Objectives/ Outcomes:

Students understand the concept of Mean, Median, & Mode, through application.

Students practice data collecting and management.

Students learn how to work in groups.
Topics to Review:
Subsequent Topic Links:

Data distribution (examplehistigrams)

Matrices.

Interpreting data.

Predictions with data.

Defining data spread.
Materials:

Overheads

Photo copies

Long blank paper (for data calculations).

Meter sticks (one per group).

Overhead markers.
To Do Notes:

Photocopies and overheads made.

Get overhead markers.

Get meter sticks.
Procedure (Including Assessment Strategies):

Review significant digits.

Hand out notes on Mean, Median, Mode.
Quickly explain that the notes will be used for calculations later in the
lesson.

Hand out the Investigative Assignment
and
go through the instructions.

Get students into groups of four.

Give groups 10 minutes to collect, and pass in their height data.

As the data is being passed in, record the data onto the over head of Table
One.

When table one contains all the student's data, display the overhead so
that each student can transfer this data to their own tables, passed out
earlier.

Repeat this process for collecting data on the length of the hand.

Then each student will be asked to answer question seven, of the investigative
assignment, and place the formulated data in Table
one and Table Two.

While the students are calculating their data, calculate the answers, and
transfer data to a overhead. Put up the overhead so that the students can
check their answers.

Make sure students place their completed tables in their portfolios for
future use.
Assessment "To do" Notes:

Design group assessment rubric.

Future journal writing pertaining to self evaluation of group work and
understanding of the concepts.

Always pause for questions to help determine if the students understand.
Closure:

Tell students future use of data,as pertaining to future lessons.
Common Errors / Areas in need of Support:

To be determined during class.
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