Unit 4. Data AcquisitionRevision Date: Jul 18, 2016 (Version 2.1)
Pre-Lesson Preparation: Students need to have already chosen a topic and had it approved by the instructor. Students can use the following sources to help choose a data set:
This lesson is the summative assessment for Unit 4 on Data Analysis. Students will select a data set and write a small Python program to analyze the data. Students will then write a summary of their findings to demonstrate understanding of the data analysis process.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the process of collecting and evaluating data.
Verify that every student has selected a topic (approved by the instructor in advance) and address what the goal is for today.
Students will either individually or in pairs (instructor's decision) create a small program that reads data from a file, analyzes it, creates a simple simulation and finally writes data to a file.
Presentation about the expectations of the homework assignments.
Each student should create a 2-page typed summary that explains the following areas:
Instructor has the option to have students work individually or in pairs for this assessment.
Review Rubric with class and clarify expectations.
Students will be assigned a unit project, with a topic of their choice, to demonstrate their understanding and mastery of the concepts of data collection and analysis.