## Monday, July 7, 2014

I've had this idea running around in my head for a few weeks, but after this week's AP scores release, I decided I needed to put the stat projects on the front burner! My goal this year is move the 2s to 3s and the 3s to 4s. The best way to do that is making sure that I am bring more student engagement and active learning into my classroom.

One of the activities I tried this past year was based on the Kagan structure, Quiz-Quiz-Trade. Basically, the idea behind QQT is to create flashcards with a question on one side and the answer on the other. Each student gets a card and a few minutes to review it to make sure they understand the question and its answer. Then the students all stand and pair up. Student A "quizzes" Student B using the problem on the card, then Student B does the same. After both students have answered the questions, they trade cards and go off to find a new partner.

In general, I liked QQT when I tried it in my classroom, but it definitely worked better in some classes than others. In one of my afternoon classes, it did not work as well because the students struggled with the lack of structure in finding a partner. When I did a version of QQT in my Algebra 2 classes a few years ago, I did it using Inner-Outer Circle, where my students made two large concentric circles to pair off, then quizzed each other, traded cards, then the circles rotated. I think I will try it that way in my AP classes this year. :)

Anyway, I decided to create a set of cards for sampling designs as that concept is one that lends itself to quick review and recall. Here's a sample of the cards:

There are 32 total cards and you should print them 2-sided front to back. A few of the scenarios are ones that I got from worksheets and resources, but most of them aren't, so I take full responsibility for lack of clarity in the sampling design. Also, I've had some friends help me proofread, but I'm sure I've missed an error or two. If you would like to download the file, you can access the PDF here.

What did YOU make this week?
Check out the other submissions at the Made4Math blog!

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Cindy said...

I love the idea of concentric circles for rotating. It sounds like it would give structure to the activity. So stealing this idea. Off to make cards of my own...maybe for my ACT prep class.

Brooke Seals said...

I DEFINITELY want to try quiz-quiz-trade this year! Planned on it last year but always made an excuse as to why it wouldn't fit what I was teaching at the time. Going to make a few assessments for it this summer so that I can have it ahead of time! Thanks for the explanation on how it works!

Elissa Miller said...

It seems like the concepts are mostly vocab...would this work with anything else? It seems like they couldn't do much work while walking around and quizzing others, so more for short and sweet concepts?

K. Laster said...

Thanks for writing up QQT! And I agree, it would have to be for concepts that are short and sweet... simplifying logs, writing equations when given graphs with transformations, identifying domain and range...wow, the wheels are turning! :)

Cindy said...

Joining you on the July Blogging Challenge at Sch00lStuff.blogspot.com