Stats for Cool Math Cats - Day One In the Classroom




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Please have each student visist their paired school page, at the bottom of the page post a comment to welcome the other school. The student may create their pages as groups titled and outlined below ie.. "Group 1 How do you get to School?". Up to nine groups/nine pages.

 You may create the group pages for your class depending upon your technology goals.



1) group your students into 9 seperate Groups. Have student's choose (or assign) from the types of questions (below) one of each group#that may be used in the project, : Group #1 TV, Group #2 Ancestry, Group #3 Sports, Group #4 Transportaion to school, Group #5 Snack food,  Group #6 Genre of Music, Group #7  Movies,  Group #8 Bullying, Group #9 Internet Usage,

1) Less than eighteen students: teachers will need to have one group do two, and/or use extra categories as a teaching examples to ensure there is enough data to pair with you paired classroom.  Project Moderator:

 Day One In the Classroom

Have students collect (tally or frequency chart) the data polled from their classmates and save the data to use for for day two. Below are just example answers. Student answers will vary depending on the number of students polled in the classroom. The x and y axis will be determined by the number of students polled and by the students responses data collected. A pie chart may be a better choice for your data display. Try percentages (conversion feature in graphing program)


  •  Group 1 How many hours do you watch TV a day?( Example 0-1, 1-2, 3-4, etc?)

  •  Group 2 Ancestry: Countries your Grandparents, or parents are from if different than the one you were born in? (Go as far back in your ancestry as you know as great grandparents are grandparents too.)

  •  Group 3 Sports Which sports you participate in? (will try out for? or want to try out for counts in participation)

  •  Group 4 How do you get to school?( Examples: walk, bus, bike, skateboard, driven to school subway etc...)

  •  Group 5 Favorite snack food ? ( Examples: potato chips, ice cream, popcorn, nacho’s)

  •  Group 6 Genre of music: (Examples) country, rock, pop, rap?

  •  Group 7 Do you have a mobile device? If so which kind? (example answers: Samsung Galaxy, iphone, track phone,ipad mini, no mobile device)

  •  Group 8 Has two Questions: How many times have seen someone being bullied in the last 3 months ? (Example: 0-1, 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, etc) AND How many times have you seen someone try and divert the bully? (Bully diversion: another person other than the bully or person being bullied diverts the bully by telling the bully his or her behavior is not fair) Display can be 2 sets of data on one graph or separate graphs (Example 0- 1, 1-2, 2-4, 4-5 times the event occurred on the x axis with a seperate bar for Bully Diversion ).

  •  Group 9 How many hours a week do you use the internet? (Example: 0-1, 1-2, 3-4, 4-5 etc.)


Save your data for Stats for Cool Math Cats Day 2