Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 30... Writing Descriptions of Data

I tried something new today.   In the past, I've modeled how I want students to write descriptions of data then turned them loose.  This year,  I gave them back the sorting cards from yesterday as well as a worksheet where I had written 5 descriptions and they had to choose which graph it matched.   Finally,  we talked about how to write in context and I asked them to write a contextual description similar to the worksheet.   One kid asked, "so you need us to write clearly enough that you know it's this graph and not another one?"  YES! :)

1 comment:

  1. Would you be open to sharing your card sort for describing distributions? Or tell me how you make them? Thx.