From: Mary Alice Hatchett (mahat@earthlink.net) Date: Thu Jul 24 2003 - 00:22:23 EDT Next message: Wendy Geiger: "RE: [Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3 (out of office)" Previous message: KLMuraca@aol.com: "[Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3" In reply to: KLMuraca@aol.com: "[Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3" Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] Pre-K students can figure the 'mean' if you talk about balancing. Suppose you have a bar graph with 5 categories. Category 1 has 6 items; category 2 has 4 items; category 3 has 7 items; category 4 has 4 items; and category 5 has 4 items. All 5 bars have at least 4 items. Category 1 has 2 'extra' and category 3 has 3 'extra' -- if I distribute those 5 'extra' to all 5 bars, then each bar will have a mean of 5.   I did this with some Pre-K students today. Actually they are pre-pre-K - they'll be in Pre-K when school starts. They all did fine.   Hope this works for you.     Mary Alice Hatchett Independent K-12 Math Consultant 512-930-3905 -----Original Message----- From: channel-talkdata-admin@learner.org [mailto:channel-talkdata-admin@learner.org] On Behalf Of KLMuraca@aol.com Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:22 PM To: channel-talkdata@learner.org Subject: [Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3 This year I taught in a integrated preschool classroom and we recorded our daily weather each morning as a large group. I mainly focused on this activity for the 1-1 correspondence for my 4-5 year old students; but, after taking the course I realize how much further I can take this routine activity. I have been working on a way for the children to record the data on their own weather graphs and continue to their basic math skills with additional questioning that would be geared toward the average type of weather for the month (mean), the median, and the mode. We already do the mode using the terms the type of weather that occurred the most during the month. Of course, my students would not be able to figure out what the mean would be, but I could ask them to predict using their graphs what they believe it to be and then basically figure it out in front of them for exposure to addition and division. We could also easily find the median together. This weather graph activity is actually my work in progress for my project because it would be used daily and it would be beneficial to their problem-solving abilities. I loved the course and I know that the information I have gained from it will be useful in my future teaching endeavors. Kristin Muraca _______________________________________________ Channel-talkdata mailing list Channel-talkdata@learner.org http://www.learner.org/mailman/listinfo/channel-talkdata You may un-subscribe from this email list at any time by using the online form at the above URL. If you have difficulty using this form, please send email to Channel-talkdata-admin@learner.org and our mailing list administrator will assist you. Our privacy policy is posted online at: http://www.learner.org/about/privacy_policy.html Next message: Wendy Geiger: "RE: [Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3 (out of office)" Previous message: KLMuraca@aol.com: "[Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3" In reply to: KLMuraca@aol.com: "[Channel-talkdata] Session #10 Homework Problem H3" Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ]