Measurement (precision and accuracy)

Module designer(s)

 Louis Beuschlein, Michalinos Zembylas

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Cooperating teachers


Objectives

 Design and execute experiments, gather data to answer
relevant questions, and communicate results and conclusions to an
audience using traditional methods and contemporary technology.
 Develop an understanding of the difference between accuracy
and precision of the significance of variation and tolerance in making
informed decisions.
 Conduct research using a variety of sources (written, oral,
electronic etc.) and use contemporary technology to produce documents
of publication for specific purposes and audiences.

Materials

 Internet access Excel 5.0 or other spreadsheet

Related Courses

 Algebra II
 General Science

Links to standards

 NCTM Standards
Standard 1: Mathematics as Problem Solving
Standard 2: Mathematics as Communication
Standard 3: Mathematics as Reasoning
Standard 4: Mathematical Connections
Standard 10: Statistics
Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships
 Illinois Learning Standards
Mathematics: 7.B.4, 7 A.4a.,10.A.4a
Science: 11.A.4c.,11.A.4d.,13.A.5d, 13.B.5e

Highlights

Day 1: Accuracy vs. Precision
Day 2: Tolerance: an automotive lab
Day 3 and 4: Variation: an automotive lab
Day 5: Variation, Variance, and Standard Deviation
