A couple of weeks before that, my principal's wife (who runs our library) walked down the hall while we were carrying out an experiment on paper air planes and the effect of wingspan on distance traveled. She didn't say anything, but I can only imagine the conversation that probably ensued between her and her husband regarding my unique teaching methods...
I learned so much about my students' current understandings of statistics by eavesdropping on their conversations while working through these data collection activities.
|We tested the catapult on varying stacks of books to determine if that made a difference in the distance traveled.|
|Measuring the gummi bear's distance|
|Our Airplanes to Test|
|Measuring the Distance Traveled. I try not to post pictures of my actual students. But, I think this one turned out blurry enough that I'm safe!|