Saturday, February 24, 2007

family math activity - statistics

Today I volunteered with the family math activity. We did fun statistics activities. The activity that I was mostly involved with involved counting M&M's, making a frequency distribution histogram, then calculating the proportion, decimal, and percentage of M&M's and comparing that to the national average for each color. Needless to say, the kids really enjoyed this activity. We definitely should have done this in our class when we were learning this stuff. Another activity involved the kids taking a small sample of people's first names and then using letters to spell out each name and finding the mean, median, and mode of the number of letters in a person's name. This was interesting because the letters made it easy to visualize the concept.

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