I accomplished putting together some probability lesson ideas that, IMHO, don’t completely suck. I put together lessons with exploration components, direct instruction, real world connections, opportunities for student interactions and evaluation. It all took longer than I thought and I agonized over everything. I got to use some of my old favorites (YouTube) and found some new favorites (cK-12). I watched dozens of videos to pick the two that got included. I Googled images “Wendy’s bag that had how many ways they make a hamburger” and found a picture of the exact bag I was looking for from 6-7 years ago. I fortuitously stumbled upon an amazing blog post that raised the exact point I was trying to make with the Wendy’s reference. I fell in love with the internet again.
I attempted to add color and 2016 life to probability. The color and humor not used gratuitously but purposefully to connect with the content. As for feedback, I would appreciate feedback on whether it works for enhancing content or whether it distracts from learning the content. Also do the lessons make sense? The module makes sense in my head but I need other people’s eyes to see if it actually makes sense. The first 3 lesson are complete except for the assessments. I set up where they will go in the lesson and hope to get the actual assessment questions added in the next day or two. The 4th lesson is mapped out but not done. I’m out of time for now but have a good start for when I actually plan to use these lessons next 9 weeks.
How to evaluate is a difficult question to answer. I guess I want honest reaction and critique. I am planning to use this with my students. If there is something worrisome or lacking I would rather address it now rather than have it come up when I am live with students.