Week 5 (10-17-16) Apples and Chips

This was awesome.

And maybe you heard the part about eating apples and chips…

But let me tell you about the rest.

What follows are pictures of our kids learning to graph data–some for the first time. There are pictures of them tying blindfolds for each other. Pictures of them chewing, sampling, focusing, waiting their turn, watching their friends. Pictures of them…learning.

Here on the board we’re still talking about how we gather data through our senses. Today’s focus is on taste.

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And we want to know which of these apple types we THINK we like best.

And ultimately, which we actually do like best.

Is it the Red Delicious, the Golden Delicious, the Granny Smith or the Jonagold?

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Same for the chips.

Which do we THINK…?

And which do we actually…?

Country Style BBQ, Red Curry, Backyard BBQ or Jalapeno?

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Here we are a little leery of the graphs in our folders.

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But…

Here we are recording on them like champs.

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The data we’re recording first is which apple type we think we’ll like best.

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And we’re doing this as a class.

So if four people in class think that they’ll like the Granny Smith apple best, that’s what each of us is recording on his graph.

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And we do this for each apple type.

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We raise our hands to vote for which apple we think we’ll like most.

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And then we all record the same data according to the number of hands that were raised for each apple type…

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Until on our graphs we have, under each apple, the opinion data completed.

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We’re also recording our apple flavor opinions on the graph on the whiteboard. This way we can look at our own graph and double-check it with the one on the board.

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We follow the same steps for our second graph–we raise our hands for the chips we think we’ll like best; we record.

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This.

Is a bag of chips.

(I can’t imagine what else I’m saying).

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All right.

Apples are up first.

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As we have three adults, it works that we have three groups going at the same time.

With the blindfold on…

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Each person is given a sample of each type of apple. One at a time.

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The apples are only identified as Apple #1, Apple #2, #3, #4.

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After sampling each apple…

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A declaration is made.

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The person sampling says, “I like Apple # 2.  Or #3. Or whichever.

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And the result is written down on a sheet of paper.

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And this is how it goes…

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Here’s Apple #1…

Followed by thoughtful chewing.

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Here’s Apple #2…

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Followed by more thoughtful examination.

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Here’s…heh…the cutest little mohawk.

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And here…because we calculated each adult’s apple opinion along with the class’s, it was important that each of us sample, too.

I can vouch that the Granny Smith is not going well.

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Then this is our final data sheet.

Our bar graph holds record of our opinions of which apples we thought we’d like best (O=our opinion) and of which apple types we chose as our favorite (C=our choice).

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The board reflects the same apple data.

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Then it was chip time.

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Say “jalapeno” and people get nervous.

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So we didn’t.

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We just did as we did before…

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Here’s chip #1…

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Here’s chip #2…

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Here’s a little moral support. I think.

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And that’s how it went…

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Until we’d all tasted every chip and recorded all our data.

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Then finally…

Ask for normal. Get normal. 🙂

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2 Responses to Week 5 (10-17-16) Apples and Chips

  1. Ellie says:

    Love it! What a wonderful way to make graphing fun and applicable to everyday life. Thanks so much!

    Like

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