As you probably know if they surveyed you or if you've been following along with homework assignments, Math 6 students have been doing a big survey project. It's due tomorrow, meaning we've now finished all the required parts as classwork or homework.
I do understand that for students who were sick, and in a few other extenuating circumstances, it could be necessary or helpful to continue work over the weekend. I've spoken or emailed with a few parents about that already and arranged extensions. Please email me or send a written note if you want to explain (or remind me about) a problem that you think may justify an extension. Of course, I'll need to grade these later projects a little later,too so the Synergy grades may lag behind some.
Unless a student has an extension, all parts should be complete for tomorrow (Friday) and ready to hand in on sheets of paper that can be stapled together (behind a title page which we'll make tomorrow) to make the report:
* A titled, labeled table showing what the question was, what answers people gave, and how many people gave each answer.
* A titled, labeled dot plot (circles) or bar graph (rectangle bars) (or, in rare cases, a histogram - special kind of bar graph). The scale on the graph should be consistent unless it has special marks to indicate gaps (I helped people in class with this if needed). The median should be marked on the graph (see instructions on the yellow sheet).
* The green sheet labeled "Measures of Center", which should give mean, range, and median.
* The yellow sheet labeled "Box-and-Whisker Plot," which should include the lower quartile, upper quartile, and interquartile range. (There are instructions for these on the sheet.)
* A box plot. It's great if this is above the dot plot/bar graph, if it fits.
* A printed written analysis describing and interpreting the results (conclusion), addressing the required points listed in the last section of the Data About Us Survey Project white paper. If it is absolutely not possible to print this at home or in the Resource Room before school, students can share the analysis with me and ask me to print it.
The last two were classwork today / homework for tomorrow. Other clarifications we've gone over in class: the original project description made it sound like the categorical question was required, but I am making it (small) extra credit - students can get up to 100% without it; mean absolute deviation will NOT be part of this project; and Periods 5 & 6, as well as some students who were ill, don't need to get to 50 responses (30 is still generally expected).
Related documents are all linked from my homework calendar, http://juliewright.weebly.com/homework.html . If you click on any assignment and then "more details," you can access files as attachments. The attachment on the long bar about the survey project, SurveyProject.Sept2015.AllDocs.pdf, has all of the necessary pages except one that may be useful but is not required, a writing frame for the conclusion, which is attached to the Sept 25th assignment (the Fri due date). Students can, if they want to, open that document, make their own copy, and edit that. (Please read the instructions in the document too.) Most students should have the copy already in their apps4pps.net accounts; they had class time to work on it.
As part of the project, the students interviewed me, and many also interviewed Mr. Locke (the Principal), Ms. McMillen (the Assistant Principal), Mr. Boettcher (eighth grade Math teacher), Ms. Shumway (sixth grade Language Arts teacher), and other adults, and everyone commented to me on the high quality of their questions and how interesting and varied they were. I hope to share some of the reports with you soon on my website!