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For a view into a window from my pre LInC past we must alas go back into the stone ages of a different type: pre Internet access days. . .

During the beginning of this project students would first be exposed to different types of graphs. They would also have had exposure to tally sheets and surveys. All of this was accomplished through the use of a textbook and teacher created materials. Thereafter, a discussion would be facilitated by the teacher about different things to graph. Several subjects were suggested by students (one of which was video games). Soon to follow in the discussion,the students would identify whom to survey, how to collect the data, how to display their information.

The teacher suggested that the students survey the students in their school (of course it would be too much money and too time consuming to survey other schools in such a short period of time-- the project lasted approximately 2 to 3 weeks). As the journey of discovery continued, each group selected a grade level to survey. From this point, they designed questions appropriate to their chosen grade level eg. 1st grade-favorite color or 8th grade-high school desired. The teacher gave assistance to groups as needed for their surveys.

After designing the questions, the students would take turns surveying each class. Mini class reports were made daily to the class about their progress and suggestions were offered by the teacher as well as students. The surveys were orally taken by the students using a tally sheet. Upon returning with their results, each group constructed the data collected into a graph of their choice.

Toward the end of this project, each group shared their results with the class. The projects were graded upon completion with a letter grade by the teacher. All students received credit for participating in groups as different stages. Each graph was then displayed in the hallway (for all to see). An additional assessment was made in the form of a test on graphs. Paper, pencils, rulers, and crayons were used to construct the surveys, tally sheets, and graphs. No computers were used.

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Saundra Generals (kniteachsg@aol.com)
School: Public School Number Eight, Paterson, New Jersey
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: April 25, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/yourfoldername/pre.html