Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Unit

The title of my unit is going to be, "Statistics: Analyzing Data using the Stock Market". The students are going to explore measures of central tendency, bar graphs, histograms, using graphs to predict, and using data to predict. The students will also be discussing misleading statistics during this unit. This unit will have the students exploring different stocks on the stock market in order to explore those various mathematical statistical representations. My essential question is, "Are we mislead in our daily lives?". My unit questions are, "How is statistical data misleading?", and "How can we represent statistical data so it isn't misleading?". My content questions are "What is statistical data?", "How do we represent statistical data?", "What are some ways that statistical data is used?", and "How can we use graphs and data to predict?".

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Module 1 Reflection

This module has made me think about my role as an instructional designer in the following ways.... I feel that my role as an instructional designer is that I am the one that is supposed to design my instruction, so that the students are learning what I want them to learn. It is very important for me to design my instruction to ensure that I can assess what is important for my students to know. The assessment should be done throughout the unit and throughout my lessons. My students also need to see the real world connections with what they are learning in my class. I feel that my instructional design should go towards a more student centered learning rather than teacher driven learning.