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November 11, 2020 | Ms. Jonker
For the past few weeks, we’ve been learning about data. Students have practiced collecting, graphing, and analyzing data. This unit began just as we were beginning our two weeks of remote learning. In spite of that, the students started out strong. They mastered attaching photos to Google Classroom and were able to send me photos (and videos) of the line plots they were creating.
One of the trickiest concepts we’ve covered during this data unit is creating a scale along our line that will fit the entire range of our data. I observed students using strategies like rounding and skip counting to successfully create their number lines.
Graphing the data is the fun part, and then comes the analysis. Students have been learning to identify clumps, highest/lowest values, outliers, and range. They have also been writing about what these different landmarks in the data tell us about the data set.
Now we are halfway through our own data investigations. Students have reached out to all of the fourth graders for numerical data about data questions they created. Students will compare two data sets: Adventurous and Courageous.
Students will graph, analyze, and present their findings. I am excited to see what they come up with! After Thanksgiving we will circle back to multiplication and also begin a division study.