Lesson Plan

Introduction to Data

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Data, data everywhere. Challenge your class to begin thinking about data, the ways people collect information, and what we can learn from this data. Class members discuss sources of data and then individuals answer questions in the class data tracker to use in later lessons in the unit. They also begin to make predictions about what this data will look like.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Change up the online quiz to one that may be trending at the time, such as online quizzes about personalities or favorite movie characters
  • Brainstorm what other pieces of collected data might be generated by a computer
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure everyone has a chance to enter their information in the Google form
  • The seventh lesson in a unit of 15 
  • The lesson plan provides information on how to set up the class data tracker
  • Discussion goal segments make sure the conversation stays on track
  • The Assessment and Extended Learning sections of the lesson plan are TBD