Come Fly With Me!
is a math-based telecollaborative project that will join middle school
math students from around the globe in a collaborative learning
venture that centers on data collection and analysis. From October 1-
December 31, 2005, participating classroom will collect and work with
real data by analyzing and drawing conclusions gathered while flying
paper airplanes at their school. In groups, students will calculate
mean distances (individually and as a class). Each classes' resulting
data will be posted on the project's online data bank.
This data will help classes enter into a discussion about why some
airplanes traveled further than others. The class with the best class
mean will be posted and celebrated by January, 15, 2006 .
Come Fly With Me! will
engage students in a purposeful collaborative, data collection
activity that will hone their measurement skills, their ability to
work in a group to collect data, and their ability determine the mean
and analyze the results. Students will also have the opportunity to
work with classrooms from across the world and to enter into a fun and
practical learning competition. Those interested in joining Come
Fly With Me! should contact project coordinator, Brenda