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Speed Analysis Data Collection

Speed Analysis Data Collection

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. Students will work in groups to collect data; specific roles will be assigned to each group member.
  2. Students will organize data from all groups in the class and provide appropriate numerical and graphical displays.
  3. Students will determine if data can be classified as “normal” and show this using more than one method.
  4. Students will label correct deviation markings on their graphical displays.
  5. Students will determine what percent of cars were speeding and figure out their assigned monetary fines, according to the local police department.
  6. Students will propose factors that may have influenced their results.

This lesson provides students with a unique opportunity to collect, visualize, analyze, and interpret real-life data.

Length of time needed:  1 class period (60 minutes)

This lesson was written by Aaron Willford.

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Lesson Plan

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Source: Aaron Willford

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Source: Aaron Willford