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## Grade Level

## Current Project

Current Learning Standards AddressedMathematicsMA.O.7.5.1 determine theoretical probability of an event, make and test predictions through experimentation.

MA.O.7.5.3 collect, organize, graphically represent, and interpret data displays including frequency distributions, line-plots, scatter plots, box and whiskers, and multiple-line graphs.

Learning Skills and Technology Tools21C.O.5-8.1.TT6 Student uses advanced features and utilities of spreadsheet software, (e.g. functions, formulas, filters, sorts, creates graphs and charts), to perform calculations and to organize, analyze and report data.

21C.O.5-8.2.LS2 Student draws conclusions from a variety of data sources to analyze and interpret systems.

21C.O.5-8.3.TT6 Student applies productivity / multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, self-directed learning, lifelong learning, and assistance for individuals with disabilities including supplemental assistive technology tools.

Summary of Current LessonThe activity introduces students to Jack, the crazy climber, who is half way up a 200 meter cliff. He plays a game. Each minute he tosses a coin. If it lands heads-up, he climbs to his right up 10 meters. If it lands tails-up, he climbs to his right down 10 meters. He will get off the cliff safely if he reaches either the top or the bottom.

As a class, and then in pairs, have students predict how likely it is that Jack gets off the cliff. Have them write down their prediction, which will prompt a lot of discussion involving mathematics and the concepts at hand.

Students can then work through the book. Bring them together (using a data projector if available) to model certain skills and discuss concepts as you see fit.

To achieve the mathematics objectives listed below, it is important to have students complete the exercises outlined toward the end of the book. Explain to students where and how you would like them to record their answers. You should also observe each studentâ€™s spreadsheet model working (because it is dynamic) or at least have them print a page showing the data and graph of one trial..

## Analysis of indicators of Engaged Learning in Current Lesson (strengths and opportunities for improvement).

## Summary of Technology Uses in Current Lesson

## NEW Adaptation Title

## Learning Standards Added (if any)

## Summary of Your Adaptation

Adapted:

To complete the model, you will:

How you strengthened the use of technology and the Indicators of Engaged LearningMany students relate well to money and the option that exists to gain funds..