Students will calculate, interpret, and use measures of center and spread of different populations to determine in which city in Manatee County new schools should be built. Students will also use percentages to estimate the future population of school-aged children which will be used to determine where new schools should be built.
Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here: https://www.cpalms.org/cpalms/mea.aspx to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.They resemble engineering problems and encourage students to create solutions in the form of mathematical and scientific models. MEAs follow a problem-based, student centered approach to learning, where students are encouraged to grapple with the problem while the teacher acts as a facilitator.
Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, LCD Projector, Microsoft Office, Scientific Calculator
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: civics, Math, Statistics, MEA, Model Eliciting Activity, Problem Solving, Non-Routine Problem, Models, Data Analysis, measure of center, measures of central tendency, data, mean, median, , measures of variation, Interquartile Range, IQR, Percentages, Population