Monday, March 16, 2015  SP.3 and 4.  I can display data on a histogram and describe the data using measures of center and variability.
Bell Work  Go over changes in syllabus. These changes are to help you get ready for the rigor of 7th grade. Please stay organized by dating and labeling all assignments, and keeping work clipped in folder in chronological order. Also, you must do work on time when it is given. Procrastinating gets you behind. Remember, math concepts build on top of others, so you must do your best every day and do all of the work planned to be ready for the next step.
(1) Homework quiz on Mondays or Fridays will be placed in the 20% weight category and will take about 3 minutes. Students will verbally be given the date the homework was assigned, its title, and will be asked for the solution of a specific question.
(2) Homework during the week will be checked for completion and receive a score of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100, to be placed in the 10% weight category. After bell work, solutions for homework will be discussed. Students who do not have 100% of homework completed will go out to the hall to finish homework and can check solutions at a later time during tutoring hours. Solutions for homework will no longer be posted online.
(3) Classwork quiz on Mondays or Fridays will be placed in the 30% weight category. This quiz will assess what the student has learned up to that point in time. Any concepts studied during bell work, classwork, or homework may be included on this quiz. Notes may be used.
(4) Late work turned in (during tutoring times only) within a week of the due date will be deducted 20 points. Work turned in passed a week will be deducted 50 points.
(5) Retaking assessments will result in an average of the previous and new score. No retakes on quizzes that are open note.
(1) Homework quiz on Mondays or Fridays will be placed in the 20% weight category and will take about 3 minutes. Students will verbally be given the date the homework was assigned, its title, and will be asked for the solution of a specific question.
(2) Homework during the week will be checked for completion and receive a score of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100, to be placed in the 10% weight category. After bell work, solutions for homework will be discussed. Students who do not have 100% of homework completed will go out to the hall to finish homework and can check solutions at a later time during tutoring hours. Solutions for homework will no longer be posted online.
(3) Classwork quiz on Mondays or Fridays will be placed in the 30% weight category. This quiz will assess what the student has learned up to that point in time. Any concepts studied during bell work, classwork, or homework may be included on this quiz. Notes may be used.
(4) Late work turned in (during tutoring times only) within a week of the due date will be deducted 20 points. Work turned in passed a week will be deducted 50 points.
(5) Retaking assessments will result in an average of the previous and new score. No retakes on quizzes that are open note.
Classwork
(1) Review homework last Thursday, "Mean, Median, Mode, Range, and Outlier Graphic Organizer." Use the document below to help fill in this organizer.
(1) Review homework last Thursday, "Mean, Median, Mode, Range, and Outlier Graphic Organizer." Use the document below to help fill in this organizer.
mean.median.mode.range.outlier_graphic_organizer_and_practice.pdf  
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mean.median.mode.range.outlier_graphic_organizer_completed.pdf  
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(2) Complete problems 1 and 2 of "Who was the greatest Yankee home run hitter?" View the powerpoint below for a lesson on histograms.
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Homework  Complete "26 and 27 Study Guide and Intervention" located on the back of the graphic organizer for mean, median, mode, range, and outlier. Total of 9 problems. Please complete organized work on a separate sheet of paper.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015  Field Trip to Fernbank Science Center. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015  SP.3 and 4. I can display data on a dot plot and histogram and describe the data using measures of center and variability.
Bell Work  Statistical variability  read about this using Common Core Performance Coach Book p.288290. Then, complete practice questions 1 and 2 on page 291.
Classwork
(1) Check 26 and 27 Study Guide and Intervention  mean, median, mode and range for each set of data.
(2) Continue to explore "Who was the greatest Yankee home run hitter?" How do outliers affect the mean and median of a set of data?
(1) Check 26 and 27 Study Guide and Intervention  mean, median, mode and range for each set of data.
(2) Continue to explore "Who was the greatest Yankee home run hitter?" How do outliers affect the mean and median of a set of data?
 1st and 2nd Period  Discussed question 1  which measure of center best represents the player's performance and why. Finished constructing histograms each player. Answer questions 3  6. We will discuss on Thursday.
 3rd and 4th Period  Finished question 1  found and compared the mean and median for each baseball player. Which measure of center best represents the player's performance and why?
Homework  Complete "What kind of people most enjoy finger painting?"  histogram construction and measures of center.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015  SP.3 and 4. I can display data on a histogram and box and whisker plot and describe the data using measures of center and variability.
Bell Work  Statistical variability CC Performance Coach Book p.292 #35, all parts.
Classwork
(1) Check "What kind of people most enjoy finger painting?"  completing frequency tables, constructing histograms, and finding the mean, median, and mode.
(2) Wrap up "Who was the greatest Yankee home run hitter?"
(3) Kinesthetic box and whisker plots
Using randomly created test scores from a previous task, the kids ordered themselves from least to greatest and created a box plot.
(1) Check "What kind of people most enjoy finger painting?"  completing frequency tables, constructing histograms, and finding the mean, median, and mode.
(2) Wrap up "Who was the greatest Yankee home run hitter?"
 For Babe Ruth's data, what are the similarities and differences when comparing the histogram and dot plot? In both graphs, the data peaks between 40 and 50 home runs. We can see in both graphs that Babe Ruth has a greater frequency of larger numbers of home runs. The histogram does not show exact numbers like the dot plot does. Rather, it shows how groups of the data compare to one another. Both similarly show trends in the data, how it is distributed.
 Why is the range different for the same set of data when represented by a histogram and dot plot? Histograms show intervals that the data falls into. The lowest and highest number of an interval are not necessarily numbers in the data set. Whereas, the first dot on a dot plot represents the minimum (lowest) value, and the last dot represents the maximum (highest) value. Thus, the range on a dot plot more accurately describes the data set.
(3) Kinesthetic box and whisker plots
Using randomly created test scores from a previous task, the kids ordered themselves from least to greatest and created a box plot.
 They found the median by dividing themselves into two equal groups, a lower and upper half.
 These two halves were then divided in half, creating two fourths on either side of the median.
 The two fourths were each separated by a student.
 The median of the lower half of the data is called the first quartile.
 The median of the upper half of the data is called the third quartile.
 The lower extreme or minimum value was identified as the smallest piece of data.
 The upper extreme or maximum value was identified as the largest piece of data.
 We could see how they had been separated into four equal groups, each group representing 25% of the data.
 Finally, we took string to connect the first quartile to the third quartile creating a "box" of data. This box represents 50% of the data.
 This box also showed the range (distance/difference) from the first to the third quartile which was identified as the interquartile range (IQR). It shows how spread out 50% of the data is in the center. This helps to determine what the measure of center is and is less likely to be influenced by outliers.
(4) Guided practice was provided using Box and Whisker Plots Graphic Organizer. For extra support, view the Powerpoint below.
box_and_whisker_plot_graphic_organizer_and_practice.pdf  
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box_and_whisker_plot_graphic_organizer_and_notes_completed.pdf  
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box_and_whisker_plot.ppt  
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Homework  Complete "Why didn't the Physics Teacher Marry the Biology Teacher?"
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Friday, March 20, 2015  SP.3 and 4. I can display data with a box and whisker plot and describe the data using measures of center and variability.
Bell Work  Statistical variability CC Performance Coach Book p.293 #68.
Classwork  1st and 2nd Period
(1) Skittles Task graded and returned: bar graph, class and group percentages. (2) Check "Why Didn't the Physics Teacher Marry the Biology Teacher?" (3) Complete "Under the Sea" in group (4) "Pick 3" sets of data from "Box and Whisker Plots Practice" to graph. Graded for accuracy in 30% category. Please be careful when creating number lines. These number lines should act as a ruler. The distance between 1 and 2 should be the same as the distance from 3 and 4. Look at the data set below. Do you see a difference between graph A and B? Think about what the box, each of its sections, and whiskers represent. Create a scenario to help you identify with the numbers. For example, this data could represent the number of hits each softball player made at practice. Homework  Complete and/or correct your "Pick 3" box and whisker plots. I will finish conferencing with you on Monday.

Classwork  3rd and 4th Period
(1) Skittles Task graded and returned: bar graph, class and group percentages. (2) Guided Practice with "Why Didn't the Physics Teacher Marry the Biology Teacher?" Correct your work.
Homework  Complete "Under the Sea" questions 114. We will go over these questions on Monday.
