The Culminating Project. All Culminating Projects in this course will require students to:. pose a significant problem to investigate collect, organize, and summarize sufficient amounts of data use the Internet or other sources to collect data
The Culminating Project
Research the Problem
Search for Data
Is there enough data to address the problem?
Refine the Problem
Explore and Represent Data in Different Ways
At the end of each applicable unit of the course, explore ways to apply new concepts to Student’s Problem
Interpret and explain what is suggested by the representations
Assemble parts of a Portfolio, including research, discussion on data, analyses, interpretations, findings, what could be done next, etc.
Present Report to Class
Critique presentations of Class members
Keep in mind:
Interest areas to consider:
Defining a topic from your interest area:
Create a mind map:
Pose a Question/Problem
The question should:
The question, when investigated should require the application of the following data management
The question should be accompanied by background information and a preliminary data search.
The type, quantity and quality of data may help you refine or revise the question.
Identify Causes or Influencing Factors
Generate a Hypothesis
Narrow your question if:
Broaden your question if:
Yes________. No_________I need to revise or modify the question.
Yes___________ .No_____________ I need to revise or modify the question.
Yes_____________. No ___________I need to revise or modify the topic and question.
Central Intelligence Agency
World Health Organization
Public Health Agency
Child Trends Data Bank
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Statistics CanadaEnvironment Canada
HeatlhCanadaKey Curriculum Press
Data and Story Library
Exploring Data - Introductory Statistics
Quantitative Environmental Learning Project
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Economic Time Series Page
The Math Forum
U.K. National Statistics
The World Bank
United Nations Common DatabaseUNESCO Institute for Statistics