Mathematical Modeling of Student Life

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Mathematical Modeling of Student Life

20150203_181323For the last 4 weeks the juniors at Roberto Clemente have been gathering data on their everyday routines. The juniors gathered data from Jan 5th to Jan 19th about an activity that they do every day, such as: watching siblings, points scored in a pickup basketball game, and time spent on social media.  After gathering data, students were provided tools to model it. The Clemente juniors had to present the key features of their data by modeling it and present this information to their peers. Students chose the method of their presentations and were allowed to use Clemente’s computer labs, the media center, library, poster boards, and digital media equipment. The students chose to do their presentations through Power Point, Prezi, making a movie, poster boards, making a book, and doing a speech. In their presentations the students were able to communicate their daily routines through math, and were able to use this data to make a prediction about how much time they spend in a month doing this activity, using this to manage their activities and prioritize.  Many were shocked to learn so much about their daily routines and the routines of others.

Student Work: Deandre recorded the amount of time he sleeps in a day. From that data, he was able to determine maximums, minimums and generalizations to help make future predictions.