Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Measures of Central Tendency Cootie Catcher Update

The most popular post on this blog came out of a whim to make a cootie catcher for an activity with my homeroom last year during the first week when we get our homerooms for extra time.

Since then, people have asked for a printable and for rules for the "game."

First, here's a scan of my cootie catcher.  No, it's not typed or fancy, but at least it's filled in!


Second, the rules of the "game."

Give each student a cootie catcher.  Partner kids up.  One person chooses an outer section, the other spells its vocab word opening and closing the cootie catcher with each letter.  The first person then chooses an inner section and the second spells that color, again opening and closing.  This time when it's opened, the first person must choose a color and calculate one of the measures of central tendency, explaining it to his partner.  If they agree, they record the answer and switch roles.

I've also done this with simplifying radicals for a different class.  I made two versions on two colors of paper. Kids worked all of the problems independently, checked them on an answer key. This allowed for some coaching among the student and differentiation of levels.

I hope this file is a help.  Sorry it's taken a year for me to finally get it scanned and uploaded!

39 comments:

  1. Kathryn:

    Your scanned picture does not show up.

    Sorry

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  2. Thanks for sharing this - such a great idea!

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to doing this with my class tomorrow!

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  4. I can't see the scan. Is there anyway to get it?

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    1. If you're on a computer, not a tablet, it should work, but I think the box link is flash based. Hope that helps!

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    2. I'm on a computer and still can't see it.

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  5. Awesome idea, can't wait to use it as a reviewing tool!

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  6. Thank you for your great ideas! I plan to use them to help with review

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  7. Is there any other place that has the scan of your filled out cootie catcher, as it is not showing up on this blog post.

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  8. Is there any other place that has the scan of your filled out cootie catcher, as it is not showing up on this blog post.

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  9. I don't see the lay out of the cootie catcher. The image doesn't show up and I've tried it on various computers. Is there another place to see it so I can fill out the blank one?

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  10. I love this idea!! Is there another place where the scanned version is or could someone email me the scanned version? awagner@cpsk12.org
    Thanks,
    Angie

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  11. Could you please email me a scanned version?

    Zolperl@lasalleschools.net

    Great activity! Thanks!

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  12. Can you please email me a scanned version? It's not showing up on any browser/multiple computers.

    cnokes@mdsd.org

    Thank you!

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  13. Would you please email me a copy of your filled in cootie catcher.

    joel.phillips@cuaa.edu

    Thank you!

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  14. I also would love a copy of the filled in cootie catcher. crosenthal@academyhill.org. Thanks in advance!

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  15. please email a copy of the filled in cootie catcher
    to dbmoore@okcps.org
    Thank you!

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  16. Could I also get a scanned copy of the cootie catcher please?
    jjaspers@mountvernon.k12.ia.us

    Thanks!

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  17. Can you send me a copy of the scanned filled out cootie catcher please? mcormiervball@gmail.com

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  18. Can you send me a copy of scanned filled out cootie catcher. raghav452@gmail.com

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  19. Could you please send me a copy of it filled out? THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    agsantana06@gmail.com

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  20. Could you please send me a copy of it filled out? It's not allowing me to access it! Thank you for this great idea! ltullis@wlstigers.org

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  21. I'd love to see a copy of it filled in. Can you send me one? cathyLgriffin@gmail.com

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  22. can you email me a copy of the scanner version? I can't see it on my computer. megs2401@comcast.net

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  23. I'd love a copy of the cootie catcher: rlpereda@greenvilleschools.us

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  24. I would love a copy of your cootie catcher completed. Can you email to me? aerrett@cathedral.org

    Thanks!

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  25. I would love a copy too if you don't mind sending one. I can't see it on the website

    jenniferingram@dcsok.org

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  26. I would love a copy too if you don't mind sending one. I can't see it on the website

    jenniferingram@dcsok.org

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  27. I would love a copy, it's not coming up on my computer. My email is seggles@msn.com

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  28. I would love a copy too if you don't mind sending one. I can't see it on the website

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  29. My Email is emma.johansen@skagerak.org

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  31. Can I get a copy please lkcastello@gmail.com

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  32. Please can i have a copy?

    My email is jess.bennett19@googlemail.com

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  34. Could I get a copy as well? Photo is not showing up. Kbiebighauser@ga.essd40.com

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  35. Hi, the photo isn't showing for me and I absolutely love this idea! Please could you email me a copy of the filled in template? It's pilmoorg@hwbmail.net

    Thank you in advance :)

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  36. I would also love a copy! Thanks
    P50031890@csdceo.org

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  37. please could you send me through a copy. Thanks very much. rachey79@hotmail.com

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