**ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE:**

- Two 45 minutes class periods.
- This lesson contains two segments (plans for each given in separate 5E format).

**MODULE OBJECTIVES:**

- Students will gain competency in electronically constructing displays and analyzing their data.

- Appropriate use of technological tools to display and analyze data.

- MSPAP (grade 8): Student will be able to:
- Collect, organize, display data for given situations using appropriate displays such as circle graphs, box-and-and-whisker plots, scatter plots, glyphs
- Use data analysis to write an evaluative argument in a real life situation
- Determine the best measure of central tendency and calculate it

- Word Processing, importing graphs and charts into Word Document, Excel

Components |
Brief Description of Module Activities |
StudentGrouping |
Materials / Technology |

Engagement |
Pre-assess students knowledge of uses of graphing calculator - especially using lists and 1 variable statistics analysis. | Pairs | Graphing calculators |

Exploration |
Graphing calculators as a tool for analysis and display-instruction as necessary | Whole class | Graphing calculators |

Explanation |
Students construct a display of their previously collected (or new) data. | Individual | Graphing calculators |

Extension |
Import displays into Word Document which is their narrative. Use probe ware to gather data. | Pairs | Graphing calculators and computers |

Evaluation |
Printed informative document with display/analysis. | Pairs | Computers |

**Lesson 2:**

Components |
Brief Description of Module Activities |
StudentGrouping |
Materials / Technology |

Engagement |
Pre-assess students' skills of constructing displays. | Individual | Computer with Excel and Word |

Exploration |
Excel as a tool for analysis and display - instruction as needed. | Whole class | As above |

Explanation |
Practice data sets as noted in previous lesson. | Individual | As above |

Extension |
Importing displays into Word document. | Individual | As above |

Evaluation |
Completed explanatory document. | Individual | As above |

**EXPECTED MODULE OUTCOMES:**

- The students will be able to independently construct spreadsheets, analyze data with computer or calculator, and prepare a well written document explaining their findings.

- A completed word processed document explaining and giving analysis of data. A graph is to be included.

- The usual format for a written document is to have the first paragraph explaining the origin of the data and giving specific values such a mean, mode, median, range. The second paragraph would cite how work was done, further analysis and an appropriate of the data. The third paragraph would be a summary/extension of student's thoughts or findings.

Unit Description

Pre-Service Modules: 1 2 3

Secondary Modules: 1 2 3