FIE S&S

Organization Of Dots Cover Page Day 2

Novelty

A discussion on a cover page should generate interest (in this case, about systematic exploration and search). It rarely is the case in the students’ past experience. Normally students are not asked to discuss a picture at depth.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Low participation in the discussion about systematic exploration and search (for the stars that make the bigger dipper). The background of millions of other stars make the task of locating the relevant ones difficult. The explorer must be able to ignore the abundance and maintain focus on the target.

Respectful responses to the students’ questions at this point is critical.

WHAT TO DISCUSS

  1. What happens when one must search for information?
  2. Search Systematically
  3. Organizing
  4. Prioritizing
  5. Maintaining focus on goal
  6. Introduce Journal, writing piece.

APPLICATION

  • Global exploration, space exploration
  • Finding information in the internet
  • Finding a product in a store
  • Finding cues in data
  • Finding an error in a mathematics problem solving process.
  • Tracking time lines,
  • Looking for evidence

Organization Of Dots Page 1 Day 3

Novelty

  • A new task is presented.
  • No instructions given.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  1. Low participation in discussion.
  2. Work without any idea what the task is
  3. Copying of answers
  4. Problems with the Conservation of shapes when turned
  5. Confusion with overlapped shapes (overcoming irrelevant information)

WHAT TO DISCUSS

  • How to infer an instruction from what we see in the page
  • Right angles (including the one in the triangle)
  • Equal lengths in the square and the triangle (the hypotenuse is longer)
  • What does it mean to be impulsive?
  • What would help reduce errors?

 

APPLICATION

  • Where are we impulsive in our lives? What are the consequences?
  • Driving
  • School Work
  • “Relationships/Love”
  • How does imprecision affects our life?
  • Math, communication, engineering, medicine
  • Measurement, accuracy in science, math (graphs), engineering, accounting

Organization Of Dots Page 1A Day 4

Novelty

  • Lack of precision
  • Impulsivity
  • Conservation of shapes in space
  • Increasing Complexity – More information (11 dots instead of 10)
  • Lack of need for precision: Dots get closer
  • Students do not pay attention to the fact that the triangle is smaller.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

  1. Low participation in discussion.
  2. Copying of answers
  3. Problems with the Conservation of shapes when turned
  4. Confusion with overlapped shapes (overcoming irrelevant information)
  5. Impulsivity (a lot of self-corrections)
  6. LACK OF PRECISION

WHAT TO DISCUSS

  • Use of tools to help to be more precise. (Model use of sticky cards)
  • Prioritizing the search steps (Squares first—why?)
  • How do we look for the first square if we do not see it immediately? – Systematic exploration (pick a dot….)

APPLICATION

  • Systematic search (refer to cover page)
  • Finding information in the internet
  • Finding a product in a store
  • Finding cues in data
  • Finding an error in a mathematics problem solving process.
  • Prioritizing makes a complex process easier to handle
  • Planning strategies in academic work
  • Planning strategies in the work place
  • Planning in life
  • Measurement, accuracy in science, math (graphs), engineering, accounting

Organization Of Dots Page 1B Day 5

Novelty

Colors don’t help, they hurt.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Color arrangement might be distracting if not considered irrelevant

WHAT TO DISCUSS

  • Discuss how irrelevant information may be confusing and what ignoring such information involves.
  • Discuss the use of measuring tools helps
  • Repeat the discussion on systematic search

APPLICATION

  • How focusing on relevant information helps?
  • Math word problems
  • Marquez reading
  • Science…
  • Systematic search (refer to cover page)
  • Finding information in the internet
  • Finding a product in a store
  • Finding cues in data
  • Finding an error in a mathematics problem solving process.

 

Organization Of Dots Page E1 Day 6

Novelty

  1. Instruction given
  2. It is uncertain which the error (one of four) is
  3. (Go through a process of elimination)
  4. Implicit/Explicit

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Trial and error behavior (many attempts erased, more than one error in a given frame)

WHAT TO DISCUSS

What is clearly stated in the instruction printed in the page and what is implied? (That there is only one error in every frame is explicitly stated; placing an arrow is implied, as well as where the letters are given that no other error exists)

We figure the error out through a process of elimination:

Three hypotheses:

  1. If there are no more or less dots than needed, than we can rule out two possibilities.
  2. If there are two squares in the sample, than one must be correct.
  3. If a dot is missing than either one square or the triangle must be incomplete, but the complete one must be of the right size.

In any given frame the error is verified only as the last figure is found.

APPLICATION

Process of elimination in science (scientific inquiry), the study of historical events, archeology, crime investigation,

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