Objectives Addressed: Frequency – Cumulative Frequency – Mean – Median – Mode – Range – Stem & Leaf Plot – Box & Whisker Plot – Histogram – Bar Graph – Double Line Graph – Outliers
Students will run a 40 yard dash and record each run time. After data collection, students will analyze the data by creating charts. Once students have completed up to number 17, you can choose whether or not you would like to have the Championship Rounds and complete number 18-21 by using the times for the 2 fastest runners from the bracket sheet. You may want to save this part for later as a classroom incentive for good behavior.
Measure off a 40 yard lane for each student to run. I mark
the lane with tape at the start and finish line. We do this in our hallway. You could do this outside as well.
Making double sided copies of PAGES 2-7 will save paper. Pass out a data collection and analysis packet including these pages to each student.
Remind students to bring a pencil. You will need a pencil as well as a time recording sheet and a stop watch . I split the class evenly and have all of my students line up in two lines on either side of the running lane. I stand at one end of the lane right at the tape with a stop watch. They run from the opposite end towards me so that I can mark their time. I call out each runners time as they finish and each student should record it. I have each of my students run in an orderly fashion until they have all run and we have all recorded their times.
Students are ready to analyze the data and follow the directions for each different type of task throughout the packet.
Once students have completed up to Number 17, you can choose whether or not you would like to have the Championship Rounds and complete 18-21 by using the times for the 2 fastest runners from the bracket sheet. You may want to save this part for later as a classroom incentive for good behavior. We did 2 matches per week until we were finished with Round 2. A week later we had the final round. Then I took the packets up. If your students are not that responsible you may want to hang on to the packets for them until after all rounds are complete.
During the championship rounds I posted a bracket on the wall with names. We also conducted a survey about who the students thought would win each week and figured up the percentages of student votes for each opponent in the race.