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Data at Our Service

You may have many ideas, but asking the public what they want is probably the best approach. Learners act as the student council president and conduct a survey to determine the needs of the school. They then analyze the data using spreadsheet software and present their findings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create checkpoints and assess the group progress at each checkpoint
  • If time is limited, choose parts of the task that meet the goals for your classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires spreadsheet and presentation software
Pros

  • Participants use their own data, which makes the learning more meaningful
  • Provides teacher guidance and resources throughout the lesson
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

  • Worksheet: Yes/No Question
  • Worksheet: Poll Question
  • Sample: Spreadsheet and Charts
  • Preferred Student Activities: A PowerPoint Presentation
  • Step Sheet: Creating a Data Table and Charts
  • Step Sheet: Creating a New Document

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