Submit your written report electronically by sharing with me. Use the standard filename format: “LastName.LastName.LastName.MidYear Project”. Share only your written report document, but please include links to any other materials and/or your presentation in the appendix.
Submit peer evaluations for every member of your group, including yourself, by using this form. Please submit multiple copies of the form, one for each member.
Finally, take some time to relax over this break, but please also take some time to review the course so far by working on the Unit 3 Practice Exam multiple choice questions (pages 336-341, questions 1-19, odd-numbers only!) as well as Free Response question 1. We’ll start things off when we get back with a review of the answers to these questions.
UPDATE 12/21: A portion of the project grade is based on your groupmates’ evaluation of your contribution to the project. Please complete this form for every member of your group, including yourself by Friday, December 29th.
Presentations this week. Because we have so many presentations, please strive to keep yours to not much more than 10 minutes, and no more than 12. You should be able to present straight from your Chromebook, but if you want to use a different device, please make sure it will work with an HDMI or VGA adapter. Please think creatively! If you conducted a taste test for your project, bring in samples for your presentation! If you used a quiz, start off by quizzing the class. Keep it interesting!
If you’re looking for the online graph-making tools we’ve used in class, you can find them under “Other Helpful Links” to the right.
Written reports are due at the start of class on Friday. Guidelines for length and content are found in the Mid-year Project Drive Folder.
Update (12/15): I will be creating the presentation schedule over the weekend. If you know that you will not be present in class at some point during the week of December 18, please inform me as soon as possible.
You have this week to work on projects during class time. Ideally, you should be done with your data collection and starting your analysis by Thursday the 14th. Project presentations will start on December 19th, and final written reports will be due on Friday, December 22nd.
All details for your presentation and report can be found in the project Google drive found here. The presentation schedule will not be announced until the first day of presentations, so everybody must be ready to go by then!
If you know you will not be present during a day of presentations, please let me know so that I do not schedule your group to present on that day. I expect all members of the group to be present and participating in their presentation. Furthermore, due to the quantity of presentations that must be delivered in the relatively brief timeframe, I will be timing presentations and will start to give you warnings should yours go longer than 10-11 minutes.
Continue to think about project ideas. You’ll have all day tomorrow to work on the proposal form (found in the Google Drive folder here).
And don’t forget about your test on Friday. The review assignment, due Thursday, is 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41 from pages 331-336 in the textbook
Update: You will be permitted use of your notes (but only your notes, no textbook) on tomorrow’s investigative task.
Today, we start our Mid Year Group Projects by forming groups of 2-3 and starting to think about ideas. We’ll be spending most of the time before winter break working on this projects, and this project will be a major portion of your second marking period grade. Information about projects, including general information about expectations for the project, a description of expectations for the written report, the project proposal form, and a schedule for December can be found here. Note that the first due date is Thursday, November 30th. For now, keep thinking about project ideas!
Your test will be on Friday, December 1st. We’ll spend most of Thursday reviewing any questions you have from the review: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41 from pages 331-336 in the textbook, which you should complete by then.
Finally, remember that tomorrow we will be doing our Chapter 12 Investigative Task in class.
We didn’t quite finish reviewing the Chubby Dogs experiment, so you can find my answers here.
Next week is going to be an important one for us. Here’s what’s in store:
- On Tuesday, we’ll be completing an Investigative Task for Chapter 12. It will be an in-class task, assigned and due within the class period. Please do not be absent on Tuesday.
- On Friday, we’ll be taking out Unit 3 test, so while the review assignment won’t be due until Thursday, you may want to get started on it now: from pages 331-336, 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, and 41.
- On Monday, we’ll be starting on our midterm projects. More details about the project will be discussed on Monday, but you should get started thinking about ideas you’d like to investigate. Listen to the Freakonomics or Hidden Brain podcasts for some inspiration, or rewatch some episodes of Mythbusters (or check out the archive here). You will be working in groups of 2-3 for this project, no individual projects allowed without very special permission!