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Science and Mathematics Education

Data analysis

2013

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Zombie Apocalypse (Biology Lesson Plan), Colby Lush, Arcangell Flores Jul 2013

Zombie Apocalypse (Biology Lesson Plan), Colby Lush, Arcangell Flores

Lesson Plans

Objectives: Students will be able to use a model of a zombie outbreak to collect data, organize data on an Excel sheet, create a scatter plot with data, and analyze/interpret what the created graphs mean, as well as a couple sample graphs. It seeks to answer the question, “What is the projected human casualty rate?”

Main Activity: Students will run the model on Agentsheets to collect raw data, then record that data onto an Excel sheet, and plot graphs of the data to identify patterns.

Science and Engineering Practices: lesson outline as utilized with this model

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A Data Generating Review That Bops, Twists And Pulls At Misconceptions, Kimberly Gardner Apr 2013

A Data Generating Review That Bops, Twists And Pulls At Misconceptions, Kimberly Gardner

Faculty Publications

Statistics is an integral part of the K-12 mathematics curriculum (age 5-18). Naturally, students construct misconceptions of what they learn. This article discusses The Bop It© Challenge, a review activity assesses student understanding and reveals their misundertandings of statistical concepts.