Dylan, Andrew, Nick Post 2

Quick Update:

Evening statisticians, Andrew was able to acquire the list of male students at Edison from the guidance counselors. From this list Nick numbered the students 1-1366. Using the random number generator on the calculator we were able to complete a list of 70 students of who to administer the survey to. (Using the calculator function Math –> Prob–> randIntNoRep(  ) ) I created the survey and have sent each randomly selected student an email asking them to take the survey and provided the link to a google survey. Now we await our results. If a student should not answer the survey we will again randomly chose another student to take the survey. From here, Nick plans to complete the null and alternative hypothesises for our next week’s post. We are also creating the video project to encompass the data in our project while also providing a fun and informative environment. With the raw data due Monday, it is up to the students to make their voices heard!

Until next time,

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Isabella Castaneda, Shannon Durbin, and Georgia Wheeler – Post #1

The three of us are choosing to continue Meg’s Academic vs. Athletes Genius Project. This week, we reviewed the formation and planned our project for the next few weeks out. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be collecting data from the school’s weekly morning announcements and main Twitter account comparing the ratio between announcements/posts that commend athletic achievement to those that commend academic achievements. We will also be taking surveys asking students from randomly selected classrooms their opinion on Edison valuing athletes over academics. We have also changed some of the survey questions to avoid wording bias. Once the data is collected, we can interpret it to see if there appears to be a correlation between the school’s acknowledgement of sports and academics.

Joan & Shelby #2

We had created a lesson plan for the experiment. Mrs.Harris’s 4th period class is the control; they complete the assignment as usual, within the classroom, while her 2nd period class has since visited the lab with an almost identical assignment, to prevent any lurking variables.

In addition, we have also created and utilized the survey from the previous semester to gauge the student’s prior performance of how well they had been doing in class, before this experiment and assignment was given, to also account for any confounding variables.

The experiment was conducted this past week, and things went according to plan. Both worksheets the students completed in the lab are attached for reference. If there were any slight issues, it was that some students in the lab did not finish every problem because of the tour of the lab that was given towards the beginning of the period. This may be a confounding variable to our results, though it does not seem to be significant in affecting our results.

To follow up, students will fill out a survey this week to indicate whether or not they believe working in the lab helped their learning and understanding of the material, and also if they prefer working in the lab, opposed to the traditional classroom setting.

Genius Together #1 – Kevin Moreland, Nick Rice

We have updated our survey to take in account after school activities other than homework and to give better explanation for the creativity section of the test. We are planning to give our survey to classes starting either this week or next week. We are still thinking through ways to interpret results once we receive them and possibly writing a computer program to grade the creativity portion of the test.

Here is our survey so far

Brian Piscopo, Trevor Fried, Collier Maruska: Together Project Post 1

Classmates,

Trevor, Collier, and I are proud to announce our commitment to join forces and work together on my design of implementing the lecture capture technology – Panopto. As this week begins, our plan is to work with Mr. Nguyen and the leaders of the Panopto Company. We will be emailing them for their rates and explaining our project in hopes of receiving a cheaper alternative to test out the product at Edison. If this is unattainable then the plan is to work with the 30-day free trial that they offer. From here, we will also be gathering the data of current grades in Mr. Nguyen’s math classes and running the technology before the experiment begins!

Love,

Brian Collier & Trevor 🙂

Sarah Olsen Together Project: Post 1

For the Genius Together Project, I am continuing to work on my project, the formation of a mentorship program.  In order to get the necessary clearance to make this project possible, I have talked to Mrs. Loomis, Mrs. Temple, and Mr. Elliot.  Through talking to Mr. Elliot, I have ensured and cleared it with him, so that the creation of this program is possible, and once I am ready to put this program into place I will have to talk to him for the official creation of this program.  After talking to Mrs. Loomis and Mrs. Temple, we have ensured that this program has a plan to continue into the future, with Mrs. Loomis, and possibly Mrs. Temple, as the teacher supervisors.  They have also told me that they will help me get to the point of where I can officially put this program into place because they have been wanting this program to be introduced to Edison High School for a long time.  Everyone who we have talked to is extremely excited about all of the possibilities that this program holds.  My next step for the project is to administer my survey.  The administration of my survey will be taking place on Tuesday, February 28 in all first period math classes.  Once I receive the data from my survey, I will analyze it.  My hypothesis is that the survey will show that the students of Edison High School want a mentorship program.  Depending on the results of my survey, I will know if the mentorship program should or should not be created.  Attached below is my survey questions.  

survey link ~ Mentorship Program Survey

Jade Towgood Post #1

I rewrote my project to be an experiment instead of a census. I am still doing a survey but it will only be to Mrs. Chlarson’s second period sophomore CIBACS English class. I am still working on questions for the survey but I have talked to Mrs. Chlarson and have gotten a copy of her role sheet and used a random number generator to randomly assigned the students whether they will be using the website that I need to finish or a spreadsheet that is provided by the teachers.

Student Name Student Email Spreadsheet (1) or Website (2)
01 Akers, Kaz  1
02 Angelovic, Patrick

 1

03 Atencio, Lauryn

 2

04 Baker, Robbie

 2

05 Bennyworth, Katie

 2

06 Biddle, Jacob

 2

07 Bradbury, Katelynn

 1

08 Burton, Ted

 2

09 Cervantez, Angel

 2

10 Coppolino, Cole 1
11 Davis, Bryce 1
12 Drake, Raymond 2
13 Earthman, Will 2
14 Fisser, Lindsay

 1

15 Forman, Jack

 2

16 Haley, Ryan

 1

17 Ikeda, Sola

1

18 Jackson, Patrick

 1

19 Kalatschan, Kristina

 1

20 Lum, Ryan

 1

21 Nabal, Nate

 2

22 Nishitani, Matthew

 1

23 Olsen, Sarah

 2

24 Orellena, Julia

 1

25 Pacheco, Noella

 2

26 Page, Chapin

 1

27 Palmer, Isaiah

 1

28 Reynolds, Parker

 2

29 Rogers, Jaxon

 2

30 Roghair, Cecilia

 1

31 Rood, Katin

 2

32 Sheets, Jessie

 1

33 Smith, Sophia

 1

34 Stark, Jacob

 2

35 Strauss, Justin

 1

36 Valdez, Andy

 2

37 Van Buren, Kaitlyn

 2

Spreadsheet 19
Website 18

Stats Project #1 -Will and Tim’s Excellent Adventure: Chunsanity

As you already know, I am going to be working with William and Steven on the project I designed. This week, we decided to add another part to our project, just collecting the data on an experiment already finished. We will be comparing the classes of Mrs. Harrell’s math classes before and after the seating changes(so this year and last year). I believe this will help to give the project some extra backing and hopefully that will be great. Anyways, both William and Steven looked over my project plan and survey, and helped to make some changes in the survey. We made identical copies of the surveys so that we could have the responses sorted out by chair types, so we made one identical survey for every classroom color(Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green). Finally, we made a plan on what we are going to do the next few weeks for our project so that we can work on a schedule.

Ryan, Mike, and Bowen 2

We have been speaking to a representative from the company that is producing the phone application.  He has worked with other students pursuing the same project. We have been given good advice on how to spread awareness of the app through social media.  So we ended up creating a Twitter account for our project.  @EdisonSportsApp.

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