AP Statistics student whiteboarding with M&Ms

M&M AP Statistics lessons are usually popular, but throwing the student whiteboarding into the mix brought some student movement into play.  In pairs the students were creating confidence intervals for the true proportion of blues.  One half the class worked on the front boards, the other in back.  I’m hoping at least one group has an interval that misses the truth.

The student interaction in this lesson was awesome.  Having them all working in clusters created opportunities for them to get help quickly by glancing at a neighbor’s method or asking a direct question of them.  I’ll definitely be trying this again.

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Putting the big new whiteboard under the knife

I think I just saw a tumble weed rolling through this blog.  New year’s resolution: must blog more.

I love the new 4 by 8 whiteboard I bought at the home depot, but I think instead of putting it on the wall I’ve got to cut it up.  Who needs a smart board?  I’m really excited to get my students using the display boards in groups.