Task 2: Patterns and Play


A useful data source that teachers could use as a resource for classroom activities would be the online data website ‘Data Nugget’ where activities for varied levels are available. These activities contain a case study and a task at the end where students are asked to represent data in a form of a table or graph (the link to these activities is attached to this post:  http://http://datanuggets.org/2014/03/wont-you-be-my-urchin/).

Data Nuggets give students practice interpreting quantitative information and making claims based on evidence. In each activity, students construct graphs to facilitate data interpretation, and are challenged to construct explanations based on evidence. Data Nuggets have the potential to improve the understanding of science in society and help motivate students to use technology as well as represent data in correct forms.

These activities could be incorporated and tied with science, depending on year level.

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