I am asking you to do two things over break:
- Complete the Midyear Project Peer Evaluation Form for all members of your group, including yourself! This will be due on Saturday, December 29th.
- From the Unit 3 practice exam on pages 336-341, do the multiple choice questions (1-20) and Free Response Question 1
You are submitting one written report per group. The guidelines for what the report should include are in the Google Drive folder for the project.
Please make sure that all links to data spreadsheets have the proper sharing settings enabled so that I can access them.
When you submit, use the same naming scheme as we do for Investigative Tasks. Before submitting, name your file “LastName1.LastName2.LastName3.MidyearReport”. Replace the “LastName” blocks with your own names.
Your projects should be wrapping up, and your presentation of your methods and findings will take place Tuesday-Thursday of this week. Your written reports, one per group, are due on Friday. See the Mid-year Project Folder for guidelines on what your presentation and report should look like.
A note for 6th period students: Since there are 11 groups to present this week, we will inevitably need to hold some presentations on Friday. To ensure that every group is able to present, I will be imposing a hard 12 minute limit on your presentation. I’ll give you a warning at the 10 minute mark, but will need to cut you off after 12 minutes so that the next group can set up and start their presentation.
You will spend this week working on your projects. You should strive to be done with data collection by Thursday the 13th, and you’ll have up to Monday the 17th to work on your presentations and written report. Refer to the contents of the
We’ll spend the 18th-21st presenting on your findings, and your reports (one per group!) will be due on the 21st.
Work together on your project proposal. You’ll have about 10 minutes of class time tomorrow to finalize and submit it for my review. The rest of our time tomorrow will be spent reviewing Unit 3 for your test on Monday. The textbook review assignment again is on pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41
Due to today’s 2-hour delay, we will have the in-class Chapter 12 Investigative Task tomorrow, Thursday. It will still be closed-notes/closed-book. The schedule in the mid-year project folder has been updated.
Today you finalized your idea and started work on your project proposal. This proposal is due on Friday at the start of class, so you will need to collaborate on this outside of class.
On Friday we will review for our Unit 3 test, to be held on Monday, December 3rd. By then, you should complete the textbook review assignment: pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41
If you want to look again at my response to the Chubby Dogs experiment, you can find it here. Remember that we will have an in-class investigative task tomorrow, where I will ask you to design an experiment for another situation. This will be a closed-notes, closed-book task.
We started our discussion of the mid-year projects today. All of the details for the projects can be found here.
You’ll have some time on Thursday to finalize your idea and start work on your proposal, but you will likely need to spend some time out of class to finish it, as the proposal is due at the start of class on Friday the 30th.
On the 30th, we’ll spend some time reviewing Unit 3 for our test on Monday, December 3rd. By Friday, please complete the review assignment found on pages 331-336: exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41
Finish up Chapter 12 by reading pages 319-325 and doing exercises 32, 33, 39 from pages 327-329. Also please finish the Chubby Dogs Experiment example we started in class.
Upcoming Items of Note
- Tomorrow, we’ll introduce the mid-year project. You’ll be forming project groups and brainstorming ideas initially, and will finalize your idea and submit a project proposal by Friday. If you want to preview the details of the project, you can find information here.
- Wednesday, we’ll have an in-class Investigative Task for Chapter 12. This will be a closed-notes, closed-book task!
- Next Monday will be our test on Unit 3. After you submit your project proposals, we’ll spend the rest of Friday reviewing. I would suggest you get started on the review assignment (will not be checked for homework, so don’t stress!): pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41
Read pages 313-319 (stop when you get to “confounding”), then work on exercises 6c, 14, 15, 17, 30 from pages 326-328.
After break, we’ll be starting work on our midterm projects. More details about the project will be discussed next week, 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!