Collecting & Analyzing Data

Collecting & Analyzing Data

Review the Project Rubric

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Review the Project Rubric

Work with a partner to examine the project rubric.

  1. First, take a few minutes to study the rubric by yourself.
  2. Second, without looking at the rubric, take 1 minute to describe the rubric as completely as possible to your partner (who can look at the rubric). Your partner should listen carefully to your description.
  3. Third, briefly look at the rubric again. Your partner should now take 30 seconds to add to your description of the rubric—without repeating any of your description and without looking at the rubric.

HANDOUT: Project Rubric: Samples and Probability

Math Mission

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Determine how to collect and analyze data.

Questions

Work Time

Questions

Today you will perform the trials for your experiment or gather your data. As you work on your project, consider these questions:

  1. How much data do you need to collect to be confident that the experimental probability or calculated probability is accurate?
  2. What size should each set of trials or set of data be?
  3. How can you compare the expected results to the experimental results?

Project Work

Work Time

Project Work

Your completed project should include:

  1. A description of the project: Does it involve one event or compound events? Independent or dependent events? Equally likely or unequally likely outcomes? An experiment, simulation, or data collection?
  2. The theoretical probability of the event (or your guess if there is no theoretical probability)
  3. If you conduct an experiment, the expected results for three sets of increasingly larger trials (if there is no theoretical probability, or you are conducting a simulation, predict the results of the last two sets of trials based on the probabilities from the first set of trials).
  4. If you are collecting data, a description of what your samples represent, and the probabilities for each set of data you collect
  5. An analysis of all your data

As you work, use the project rubric to evaluate your progress and make sure you are on the right track.

Make Connections

Performance Task

Make Connections

Look at the rubric again.

  • Notice the blank column with the heading “Specific to This Project.” Is there anything that you think should be added to this column?
  • Next, look at the bottom row that is blank. Is there any scoring criterion for the project that you think should be added here?
  • Take a few minutes to discuss these questions with a partner. Write down any ideas you have.
  • Now discuss your ideas as a class. When you propose an idea, make sure to explain why you think it is important. After all ideas are discussed, the class will decide as a group whether to adopt any of the suggestions.

HANDOUT: Project Rubric: Making Connections

Reflect on Your Work

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Reflection

Write a reflection about the ideas discussed in class today. Use the sentence starters below if you find them to be helpful. Then share your reflections with your group.

Today my group accomplished…
Our next steps are…