Making real life connections with data handling in math-
We were very lucky to have Carolyn Milligan, Lucy's mum visit us this Monday to share how she collects data in the real world for a living, and how her company uses the data.
Students made a clear connection.
Annie: "Lucy's mom is very good at talking about data. And data is very useful."
Natania "I found it interesting that she works in a company, and they work with technology to find data."
I have enjoyed working on data this week. This week my mum came in and shared some data related stuff she does at her work.
She showed some graphs and some feedback of when she went on her night run and it showed how fast she ran how many people she past and how many people past her.
It also told us her age which we did not need to know. My mum showed us a few things that were not related to her work but thought that they would help.
My favorite was the data she shared called what triggers asthma in different countries.
I have enjoyed working on data this week because it is fun to ask the questions to do the data handling . The only thing that i need to work on is the measuring the space part it needs to be equal and it is a little - bit hard for me. I learned alot of things by using graphs and by doing data handling at math time this week and i am starting to use graphs by my own. I enjoy giving the options for the tallies too and by turning them into groups.
In class, we designed our own data handling experiments
We created questions - favourite foods, and collected data by interviewing each other.
Then we organised the data into categories. Lots of interesting groups popped up. Some were: meats, fruits, and others. A student put them in groups based on types of meat. Another creative student viewed the data as desserts and mains.