This is a great project for high school students taking Algebra 1, geometry, or Algebra 2. I did this project with my Algebra 2 class composed of 34 students, 8 of which are Limited English Proficient students and 2 are Exceptional Student Education students. They loved it! Students worked collaboratively in pairs, used the internet for research on creating different types of graphs, and practiced creating tables using Microsoft Word. It includes the complete lesson plan with objectives, standards, materials, and procedures as well as student lab sheet and lab discussion questions. Students are guided through the lab to look at particular websites for guidance. Students are expected to turn in their results on a poster board. This is a weeklong project.
Prior to beginning the activity, students should have at least a basic understanding of calculating simple probability and odds, Charts/Tables, Circle Graphs/Pie Charts, and Bar Graphs, How to change data into percentages, How to use a compass and a protractor to measure angles in degrees and How to use proportions and ratios in calculating expected values (i.e., if there is a bowl of 2000 M&M’s, how many would you expect to be red).
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