In this class activity, students will be collecting data to create a stem-and-leaf plot. The activity should be done in an area where each student has enough space to freely move around. For large classes, it may be best to have the students collect their data for homework and complete the rest of the activity the following school day.
Before beginning the activity, have a timer ready (preferably where the students can see). Under your direction, the students will complete the required activity and write their number in the space provided. After students have completed all four activities allow each student to share their responses. Each student will put their peers responses in the box provided. Using their own response and the response of their peers, the students will create a stem-and-leaf plot of the data.
I had my students collect the data in class, then create the stem-and-leaf plots for homework. As each student gave his/her numbers, I wrote them down as well so that I could create the same plots the students were to create. This made grading them quicker. Each time you do the activity the responses will be different so there is no answer key that can be made for the assignment.