Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tool 7

Project will be to collect data from other 8th grade classes at Cornerstone and perhaps one other school (Westchester), probably using google docs.

The objective is for students to learn (more) about statistics and data analysis.  Students will choose something they want to measure, for example the music tastes of other 8th graders.  They will create survey questions in a google doc spreadsheet, and ask other classes to answer the questions.  Once they have the data, they will create pie charts, frequency distribution charts, scatter plots and make observations/conclusions about the data.

Will do this in April or May, depending on testing schedule, etc.

1 comment:

  1. You could have them create forms to gather the data and then they could use Google Analytics to see the analysis. Then, if you/they would like to create additional analysis, they could create charts in Google spreadsheets or export to excel and create more charts! Not sure if the chart function in Google Spreadsheets offers enough choice...