Introduction | Learners | Standards | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusions

 

 

Introduction

This WebQuest was designed in a class instructed by Stan Smith in the summer of 2000. Our class constructed a WebQuest with advanced features, including resources for students playing specific roles, and contacts for real-world collaboration.

This activity will involve finding the greatest baseball hitter of all times. The student will search the web for statistical data. The student will use this data to find the best ten years of playing for various famous baseball hitters. Based upon their statistical information they will come to a conclusion, WHO IS THE BEST BASEBALL HITTER OF ALL TIMES?

 

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 Learner

This lesson is anchored in a high school statistics class and involves finding the central tendencies of data collected.

The learner will need to have an understanding of how to find averages, variance, and standard deviation. The learner will need to have an understanding of the meaning of the above words.

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Curriculum Standards

The Missouri Show-Me Standards that are addressed by this WebQuest.are:

 

Knowledge

Ma -3. data analysis, probability and statistics

Ma-6. discrete mathematics (such as graph theory, counting techniques,matrices)

 

Performance

Goal 1

4. use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information

8. organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines) for analysis or presentation

 

Goal 3

6. examine problems and proposed solutions from multiple perspectives

 

Goal 4

1. explain reasoning and identify information used to support decisions

6. identify task that require a coordinated effort and work with others to complete those tasks

 

 

 

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Process

Three student for each group will be assigned to a certain statistical procedure.The students will find a specific average, variance , or standard deviation for ten hitters. The student will then be ask to display this information in a graphical representation and give a oral presentation to the class.

 

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Resources Needed

 

Computer lab is needed for students to access World Wide Web

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Evaluation

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SCORING GUIDE

Evaluator: Project Name:
Students:
 
Preliminary Work Inc. Poor Avg. Good Excellent
Students used url's to get statistical information 1 3 5 7 10
Students used primary and secondary research which include factual and interesting information. 1 3 5 7 10
Work on Their Topic
Students showed evidence of understanding their topic. 1 3 5 7 10
Students could do calculations for their central tendencies. 1 3 5 7 10
Students could organize their calculations to put in a graph. 1 3 5 7 10
Graph of Central Tendencies
Graph is correct with data plotted. 1 3 5 7 10
Students have used creativity in the design of graph. 1 3 5 7 10
Students have used correct maximum and minimum file sizes for graph. 1 3 5 7 10
Students showed complete understanding of presented graph 1 3 5 7 10
Students used knowledge of file size manipulation to control the size of the presentation. 1 3 5 7 10
Students have labeled graphs of central tendencies with appropriate words. 1 3 5 7 10
Presentation
The presentation is fluent from beginning to end. 1 3 5 7 10
Students understand presentation material such as definition of topic and explanation of how their topic is found. 1 3 5 7 10
Student explained their graph fluently 1 3 5 7 10
Overall synthesis of the presentation. 1 3 5 7 10
Total: ________

 

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Conclusion

This activity will involve finding the greatest baseball hitter of all times. The student will search the web for statistical data. The students will find averages of home runs, averages of runs batted in, batting average, averages of variances and standard deviation for the home runs.The student will use this data to find the best ten years of playing for various famous baseball hitters. Based upon your statistical information the class will come to a conclusion which is "who is the best baseball hitter of all times?

 

 

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