Killeen Schmitz: Incorporating Real Data into Mathematics

Incorporating Real Data into Mathematics: Description

The goal of this course is to help educators/learners understand why authentic real-world data sets should be incorporated into a mathematical statistics unit. It shows them the benefits of incorporating this type of data versus the traditional data sets currently used. The course also explains to the learner how to assess types of projects and problems that incorporate authentic data sets.

Lesson One

Introduction

Essential Question: Why is incorporating authentic real-world data sets into the classroom beneficial?

Learning Activities/Assignments:

1. Read the following article - Opening Up the Black Box of Recipe Statistics: Putting the Data Back into Data Analysis

2. Go onto Google Classroom (the classroom link and code are provided in the resource section below) and follow the instructions for the discussion question.

Lesson Two

Essential Question: What is data and how do we create/find it?

Learning Activities/Assignments:

1. Read the article: Data (Describing what data is and the different kinds of data that you can find).

2. Create your own data set and submit them on Google Classroom

- Examples of authentic data sets for you to look at while creating your own are located on the Google Classroom page!

Lesson Three

Essential Question: What is the difference between the different types of data?

Learning Activities/Assignments:

1. Watch the video (from 0:00 - 3:30) - Types of Data Used in Statistics - Qualitative - Quantitative - Discrete - Continuous

2. Using your data set from Lesson Two create your own statistical experiment rough draft. (The Instructions and Rubric are posted on the Google Classroom page!)

3. Evaluate, using the rubric, one other classmates' experiment.

Provide constructive feedback on the discussion forum posted under Lesson Three on the Google Classroom page.

Lesson Four

Essential Question: Will you use authentic data in your mathematical classroom, why or why not?

Learning Activities/Assignments:

1. Finish up and submit the final draft of Statistical Experiment Project

2. Complete the Final Check In poll (Posted on Google Classroom under Lesson Four)

Resources

Google Classroom Website - Incorporating Real Data into Mathematics: