A really fun Friday at Holland High. I start Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings with breakfast duty. It is such a fun time meeting, greeting, and talking to so many students each morning. I try to say hello and wish a good day to everyone in the cafeteria.
AP Stats: Full-on describing distributions FRQ blitz today. We completed one FRQ together as a class. Then my students worked in groups of four to complete three others. We made a little folder page in our interactive notebooks (INBs) to house the FRQs.
I used the green, yellow, and red cup system to indicate if the groups need any help. Here are some pictures.
The group with the red cup was having trouble determining how the shape of a distribution effects the relative position of mean and median. We looked at the geogbratube interactive I mentioned yesterday to help clear up their confusion. Here is the link again.
Most groups completed 3 out of the 4 FRQs. I had them select one of them for me to hand grade for a quiz score. The remaining unfinished FRQ is the HW for the weekend.
I had so much fun walking around the room and listening to conversations around the FRQs. I have to constantly remind myself not chime in to their discussions unless I am needed.
Stats & Data:
We completed a quick quiz and worked on box plots and outliers today. We had to review order of operations today as some students were having trouble with the outlier formula (Q1-1.5(Q3-Q1)). After we constructed a few box plots by hand, we used Statkey make some box plots. The graphs constructed on Statkey were different with different outliers. Yikes, we discussed that the program may use a different method for calculating the quartiles and outliers.
My students really are enjoying their “agendas” There is something about getting stamps that keep you motivated.
I made an organizer for the describing distributions last night for my students. They just seemed to be a bit scattered with the big ideas. I hope the organizer with help.
We are reviewing solving absolute value equations and inequalities. I made a organizer around the three main types we were solving. I attached it below. The kids are completing Algebra 1 review modules for the first few weeks of this course. I really enjoy working shoulder to shoulder with these guys. I get such a great feel for the math skills, and I can give individual help.
Absolute Value Organizer