Lesson 5 Sam and the newspaper

Lesson plan

Piagetian Level Learners Thinking and abstract of the activity  
Relating modes and
spreads to hypotheses
about their meaning in
context.
3A
Early
Formal
Mode and spread are
the variables to look for.
‘I think newspapers make it easy to read; we ought to take a book we find
hard and test that’
'Hypothesis' bigger sample is fairer comparison.





'So maybe word length doesn't measure how hard a text is'
2B*
Concrete
Generalisation
Is the sample representative?







Sample size may affect findings
'We were right in thinking that a bigger sample would give us a truer picture'





'Now with the bigger sample we can see that word lengths are the same'
"five is the most common- the mode"
2B
Mature
concrete
Middle
concrete
Episode 1
Sam's story and newspaper
Episode 2
Considering the sample size
Episode 3
Comparison of samples

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