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Spreadsheet and Database Lesson Plan Debbie Turner: EdTech 541

Title of Lesson: Die Rolling for Data Content Area and Grade Level: Math – Second Grade
Introduction/Learning Goal: Students need many experiences collecting data and analyzing data to construct meaning for the probability of the different outcomes. Students need to learn to organize data to make it more useful for interpreting information. In this lesson students will be rolling one die to collect probability data. They will place the data that has been collected into spreadsheets, charts, and tables to analyze the data. Common Core Standards Addressed:

· 2.MD.9. Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units. · 2.MD.10. Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems1 using information presented in a bar graph.

Objectives: Students will: 1. Place data from rolling a die into a spreadsheet. 2. Use the spreadsheet data to construct a tally graph; 3. Use the information from the tally graph to construct an outcome table; 4. Use the collected data to complete a classroom probability spreadsheet. Timeline: Approximately 1 hour Materials Needed: * Die * Number Rolled Spreadsheet * Number Rolled Tally Sheet * Number Rolled Table * Classroom Analysis Spreadsheet Grouping Strategies: This is an independent activity. Students will not be placed in groups for this activity. Learning Activities:

1. Review the data handling power point that discusses Tally Charts & Pictograms at http:/ / on the Promethean board. Discuss the collection and organization of data. 2. Distribute the die and review the spreadsheet directions. Students are to roll the die 20 times to collect data. Students should enter the data on the spreadsheet as they roll the die. The spreadsheet may be printed if students do not have access to computers. 3. Distribute the data collection tally sheets. Students are to place tally marks by the numbers that they have rolled. 4. Distribute the data collection table. Students are to use the tally sheets to place the number of rolls onto the table sheet. They should now be able to see that their data is organized into an easy to read format. 5. Using the Promethean board, pull up the class analysis spreadsheet. Call on students to give individual number of rolls for each number. Place the total number of rolls onto the spreadsheet. Discuss the probability of rolls of each number. Discuss data handling and how organizing the data made it easy to interpret. Adaptations for Students With Special Needs: Students may be paired up for mentoring. Students may also roll less than 20 times for those students with physical impairments.