Tools from this summer

**Survey**: Students took a survey that other students had taken

**Graphs**: Bar graphs of survey results (See Activity 1 below)

**Fathom Graphs**: Further Analysis of survey (see Activity 2 and 3 below)

**Vocabulary**as needed to understand data/graphs

**Discussion of concepts**: To activate schema for deeper understanding

**Writing**: To synthesize concepts and vocabulary for deeper understanding

**Blog**: Created math blog (Write Math 4 U) for the display of information and to share/reflect with students

Math 4 U blog post of survey information:

http://writemath4u.blogspot.com/2009/08/finding-facts-9409.html

My Action Plan set a monthly math/science activity as a goal. The survey information has started that journey, and the first blog post provides several days of activities. I reflected on our first discussion here on this blog and student responses to our first discussion are here.

Completed Activity 1 with student comments

I'm still waiting for students to return permission slips so more students can comment and we can start blogs/wikis. The students enjoyed the review and discussion because the data started with their information to help them connect to the numbers and graphs. We still have Activities 2 and 3 to complete (discuss, analyze, clarify, comment).

Sheri Edwards

Reflect curiosity and wonder...

Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness..

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Sheri Edwards

Reflect curiosity and wonder...

Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness..

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