Math-infused Science: Describing Data in Written and Verbal Formats
May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$45.00
How do we talk about data? How do we write about data? In this workshop you will discover ways to help your student be specific, using the correct terms, in context, as they identify and describe trends in a set of numbers. We will play two games useful for building a working vocabulary and increasing student reliance on mathematically accurate communication. We will touch on formal statements of ‘ statistical significance’ as well as informal statements of primary trends, disruptions, and outliers. The activities used in this workshop are applicable to students at any grade level and can be an introduction to descriptive mathematics for younger students or a repeatable method for answering free response, data-based questions for students taking an AP or IB exam.
This 1.5-hour workshop is open to teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. As is the case in all CLC workshops, participants will experience this technique firsthand and then collaborate to create an application of this teaching practice to cover their content, skills, and learning objectives.