Saving Those Who Save Us: Exploring the Use of Sensors with Data Visualization

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Sensor technology is amazingly accurate and useful. Combining the sensor technology and mathematical knowledge, scholars design experiments to answer a question they have developed. Questions may focus on light sensing, temperature sensing, or even movement sensing. Once they collect data, pupils analyze a scatterplot and draw conclusions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask each group to define a different question to analyze, preferably with each using a different sensor
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires specific TI technology sensors to complete the explorations
  • Learns should be familiar with different environmental measurements such as humidity, pressure, temperature, etc.
Pros

  • Adds relevance to mathematical practices
  • Provides important background information for both students and teachers
Cons

  • None
Common Core