# Instructor: Barbara Rademacher By: Wendy Bailey. Brief History Fifth grade students from Russell Jones Elementary, in Rogers, AR, were given the opportunity.

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Instructor: Barbara Rademacher By: Wendy Bailey

Brief History Fifth grade students from Russell Jones Elementary, in Rogers, AR, were given the opportunity to integrate technology as they applied math concepts Students collected their own data and evaluated the data using Excel computer software to create graphs. Before using computer techn0logy, the students collected data sets and evaluated using low tech methods. Graphs were generated by hand.

Goals: To enhance the students’ knowledge of graph making through technology, particularly Microsoft Excel To help students’ better understand the application of graphing with technology

Community Benefits: My community is the business community. By introducing 5 th grade students to the Excel program and teaching them how to create graphs using technology, I have helped prepare them to be assets to the business community that they live in by introducing them to the importance of data analysis, correct presentation of data, and familiarizing them with computer program widely used in businesses.

Course Content: Graphs and Tables: Frequency tables, histograms, and distribution polygons of favorites, income and age data. Pie charts or favorites, age, and income data with analyses. Mean, median, mode, range and midrange of three data sets. Statistics – applied equations: Standard Deviations of three data sets Linear, quadratic and cubic regression data of favorites vs. income and favorites vs. age data with correlation coefficient. Included discussion of correlational coefficient: r.

Methods I. Coordinate with teacher at Elementary School II. Assessed needs of students III. Developed activities to engage students in learning of course content IV. Review of previously mastered skills gathering data recording data analyzing data V. Facilitate in hands on activity VI. Review skills learned

Timeline – managing the project January: researched topic and studied different graphs February: 1) collaborated with Mrs. Sweeney concerning 5 th SLE 2 ) discussed extended learning opportunities 3) organized materials, time and implementation of lesson March- April: compiling information from collaboration with teacher, implementation of lesson, and create presentation

Technology Computer MS Excel Digital camera Printer Pencil/paper

Line Graphs Plain vs. Peanut M&M

Bar Graphs Valentine Colored M&Ms Ernesto, Selene, Brandon Plain vs. Peanut M&M Oscar, Jessica Valentine Colored M&Ms Mary,

Histograms Plain M&M Color Frequency Peanut M&M Color Frequency

Distribution Polygons M&M Distribution

Pie Graphs M&M Valentine Colors

Regression Line

Statistics M&M Color Stats Total327 Mean21.8 Median22 Mode23 St. Dev.7.55

Learned to think mathematically, and use core concepts of class. Oral and Written Communication Working with Peers: Team Building Cooperation Responsibility Time Management and Organization Networking: Within and Outside the NWACC Community Over all Professional Enrichment Academia Technology Service to the Community Skills Acquired

OUTCOMES / RESULTS Student application of learning

Community Contacts Dianne Philips – EAST Lab Coordinator Barbara Rademacher – Math Instructor NWACC Mary Sweeney – 5 th grade teacher Jones Elementary Kim Staab (NBPTS) – 2 nd grade teacher Jones Elementary Ozark Natural Science Center Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Students could continue to explore presenting data they collect with various other graphs with the new MS Excel technology they have just learned. Students could graph grades, past and present scores from standardized testing using the new MS Excel technology they have just learned. Go online and look up project with Excel for 5 th grade students Future Projects

Helping shape the futures of tomorrow by investing in lives today……. Presenting our future leaders and business people of our community!

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