Real-life data helps students gain a better understanding of creating dot-plot and/or two-way tables. Students will collect data at the beginning of the lesson and use that data to create double dot plots and frequency tables, finding and interpreting relative frequencies.
The assignment allows students to work collaboratively and cooperatively in groups. They will communicate within groups to compare shoes sizes and ages to acquire their data. From the collection of data they should be able to predict, analyze and organize the data into categories (two-way tables) or place on a number line (dot-plot).
As the class assignment concludes, a discussion of the final class display should take place about the purchasing of shoes versus ages and the relationship that either exists or doesn't exist.
In this lesson student will keep a scientific notebook to relate the major structure of fungi to their functions. Students will review several resources on fungi as well as conduct an investigation using yeast to compare its decomposition properties.