I am in a high school in San Jose, CA and have a mix of 9-12 grade students in the 3 classes that I teach this. The class is comprised of students from the highest achieving at the school to the lowest.
The first lesson went smoothy as written in the lesson guide.
Students answered the warm up questions easily and actually one one person brought up data as the data on my phone.
Students completed the activity with no problem. The pictures were a little dark printed in grayscale and students complain that they were hard to see. I told them that you had to use what was given and they were okay with that.
“come back together as a class and share the answers and reasoning for each recommendation.”
This was the only place where some thought about planning could come in. It was a little strange to just pick groups and have them recommend meals and have the discovery of what data source they had come out. In hindsight, I think I would have put two groups together that had different data groups and have them compare/contrast and come up with the “best” answer for each question along with justification. Then everyone would have had a chance to discuss a bit about the different data sources without me.
As it stands, everyone was super excited when I projected the pictures! Finally full color.
We did come to the conclusion that the type of data you want really depends on the type of questions you want to answer. Or that you can only really answer certain questions with a limited type of data.
I did whip around and quiz the students verbally about, “what did we learn today?” And it was typically comical when half of the students could not repeat the above idea. After 5-10 min of doing this, everyone could. I did ask them to regurgitate it later in the week and we will see if they could do it.(I had a sub and haven’t looked yet.)