What better way to learn data handling other than actually collect data .... in the classroom.
PRERITT's blog post:
On Monday during Math we were shown a picture of a carnival. Ms Batlaw said that the carnival needed a new ride for 10-11 year old kids.
The kids had to stand on one leg with their eyes closed and go on the ride. There was a problem because the creator of the ride did not know how long kids could stand one leg.
So we were put in groups of two and each person in the group had to count with a stopwatch and see how long their partners could stand on one leg with their eyes closed. If we stand for more than 3 minutes we have to say the they stood for 180 seconds.
OBSERVATION: Later we observed and found that most of the kids in our class could not stand on one leg with their eyes closed for more than 30 seconds. We also found that only 5 people could stand one leg with their eyes closed out of 21 children! There was only one person in our class who stood on one leg for 147 seconds and the boy’s name was Krishna.
The next day we did the same but this time we did it with our parents.
We found that Seunghyun’s mother could stand on her left leg for 126 seconds!
By doing this activity I learned that Krishna is the best balancer in our class and Seunghyun’s mom in the best balanced parent in our class. I think that was a very good activity and I would like to do more of these activities.