The Celebrated Jumping Frog
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Students will be able to:
- Measure distances jumped in a simulated jumping-frog contest.
- Record data.
- Determine median and range of the obtained data.
- Could the Total Distance ever equal the Official Distance?
- Collect the data for each group. Determine a class median and range for both the total distances and the official distances. Guide the students as they compare the data for their group with the data for the class.
- Help the students to set up contests and simulations of their own.
- Move on to the next lesson, Spinning Tops.
- The Celebrated Jumping Frog Activity Sheet
- Centimeter Rulers
- Cotton Balls
- Large Paper Clips