It Creeps. It Crawls. Watch Out For The Blob!

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How do you find the area of an irregular shape? Class members calculate the area of an irregular shape by finding the area of a random sampling of the shape. Individuals then utilize a confidence interval to improve accuracy and use a calculator to generate a random sample of the image represented on a grid.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a review of the basic statistical calculations
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires graphing calculators for statistics calculations
  • Learners should be able to find mean, median, standard deviation, five-number summaries, confidence intervals and populations mean; graph data using histograms and box plots
Pros

  • Provides context to a situation to increase motivation and relevance
  • Gives directions for using TI technology to make calculations
Cons

  • None