Students use their senses to describe what the weather is doing and predict what it might do next. After gaining a basic understanding of weather patterns, students act as state park engineers and design/build "backyard weather stations" to gather data to make actual weather forecasts.
Students will be using real-life energy use data to learn how to use spreadsheets and create graphs to better organize and view data. Discussions can then follow to analyze the data and explain the usage. Real rates are then provided, and students can use the electricity consumed data to create a utility bill for the consumer and compare the standard Residential Service charges to if the member were instead billed by the “Time of Use” rate.
In Grades 6 and 7, students worked with data involving a single variable. Module 6 introduces students to bivariate data. Students are introduced to a function as a rule that assigns exactly one value to each input. In this module, students use their understanding of functions to model the possible relationships of bivariate data. This module is important in setting a foundation for students work in algebra in Grade 9.
My goal is to merge New York State standards with Common Core Standards and Integrated Algebra Regent Standards for our 8th grade curriculum.
In this group task students collect data and analyze from the class to answer the question "is there an association between whether a student plays a sport and whether he or she plays a musical instrument? "
This is a lesson that could be used in mathematics, social studies, RtII, and/or MTSS.
The lesson involves studying and understanding percents which is beneficial in mathematics and learning about key social studies (civics) terms like majority and plurality.
Case studies are used here, specifically controversial Electoral College results in U.S. Presidential Elections.
Students are asked to analyze the data in a graph and determine if there is an association between the two variables.