I need your help. And it shouldn’t take long.
A Few of My Favorite Things
I have a handful of go-to routines that work well in a variety of courses for a wide range of students:
I’ve used some of these for years, and others for just a few months or days. But they all have a few things in common:
- Students find them engaging and enjoyable
- They spark meaningful classroom discussion
- While they have the potential to become full-fledged lessons, they also work very well as mini-tasks
- Their relatively small “size” (5 or 10 minutes, as opposed to 45-90) makes them repeatable, even on a regular basis
How You Can Help
Alright, that’s the context. Here’s my problem:
I need more bite-sized tasks for statistics and probability.
True, there are a handful of #wyrmath prompts that address stats and probability topics. And you can certainly do some nifty statistical analysis with the data streaming in during Estimation 180. However, while I love those resources, I’m greedy for more.
So if you know of anything that is engaging, sparks lively discussion, and is brief enough to repeat on a daily or weekly basis… I would love to hear about it, either in the comments below, or on the Twitter (@mjfenton).
Whether it’s a one-off mini-task you’ve created, a treasure trove ready-to-serve statistical/probability goodness that you’ve discovered, or even just something you’ve half-imagined, I’d be thrilled to expand my resource pool, especially in a stats and probability direction.
And If You Think You Can’t Help…
If you don’t have any resources to share—or even if you do—maybe you’ll consider punching one of those “Share this” buttons below to get some other people in this crowdsourcing mix.
Thanks in advance for your help!
The title is an intentional reference to Andrew Stadel’s gold-mine of estimation challenges.