Monday, 08 November 2010 | 0 Comments
Returning from a few weeks leave, it wasn’t clear where my Year 8s were up to. I figured they had started looking at grouped data, but I didn’t want to repeat work they might have already seen.
Before the lesson, I pinned a paper IKEA tape measure to my door frame. For the lesson, we got everyone’s height, grouped the data into suitable classes, and made a frequency distribution table from the grouped data.
Nice lesson, I felt satisfied that they had learnt something and saw the point of what we were doing. Did a hands-on/engaging lesson fix the usual problems in this class? Nope. Still had a soap opera episode over there and a bit of tension between two boys over there.
Nothing staggeringly exciting here… just a simple lesson working reasonably well. Back to it.
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