My Additional Lesson Plan comes from a website I found online after searching for lessons for statistics and probability. I like this lesson quite a bit because it calls for the use of a computer. I think students would like this and become more engaged in the lesson with this interactive piece added. After reviewing some of the main points of probability and statistics, the students apply a real life situation to it and then follow up with the chance to make a game board. When they are on the computer they get the chance to explore “brainpop” which has to do with chance and variability and with influence them while they are creating their own game. I would say this is a 3 with alignment to the GAISE Report because although this is a very enriching and educational activity for the students I did not recognize any familiar words or phrases with the GAISE Report’s.
Lesson #3‘s main idea is for the students to understand random sampling variation. This lesson gives the students a chance to recall how to find the MAD and what the MAD represents in a data set. From there the students learn about random sampling from looking at two samples, women and men, out of a whole population of people. They will see that the mean may vary within a random sample of the same population, but usually no more than one MAD above and one MAD below the previous mean. I would rate this lesson a 4 with its alignment of the GAISE Report because the main ideas are from there but the lesson is explained a tad differently than this report.
Lesson #1 is a lesson focusing on one thing, mean. The point of this lesson is to slowly introduce MAD and deviations without overwhelming the students with information. To do this we created a lesson plan that spends all its time on the mean. Because we can look at the mean in two different ways, as fair share or balance point, we focus on fair share and work our way up to balance point. The reason we do this is because balance point allows for the use of deviations which will come in handy while teaching the MAD. I would rate this lesson a 5 when it comes to its alignment with the GAISE Report because it describes fair share and balance point just as the GAISE Report does.