Education Technology

NJ HSPA Cluster 3

Published on 04/06/2005

Activity Overview

The NJ High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) assesses skills, concepts and understanding in four cluster areas. The following activity addresses Grade 11 Cluster III: Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics.

Before the Activity

The New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) assesses skills, concepts and understanding in four cluster areas. The following file, Cluster3.tip, addresses Grade 11 Cluster III: Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics. Particular emphasis is on Macro A: Determine, interpret, and use probabilities of simple and compound events. The materials in this file are by no means comprehensive. They will, however, be an excellent resource, and provide a good jumping off point for further investigation. Here is the readmefirst document.

During the Activity

Cluster3.tip contains the following files: 1. L1.8xl a list which is necessary to complete the Spinner Simulation.edc. The list contains 100 random integers from 1 to 8. 2. Spinner Simulation.edc a self-check LearningCheck™ file which uses the information in L1.8xl to investigate theoretical and experimental probabilities. 3. Probability Simulation Activity.doc - an investigation involving the rolling of one die and two dice using the Probability Simulation App. If needed, the Prob Sim APP can be downloaded for free from the TI website: http://education.ti.com. The activity can be submitted on paper or the teacher can use the ProbabilitySimulationsActivity learning check file to collect the work from the class. 4. ProbabilitySimulationsActivity.edc a LearningCheck™ file which the teacher can use to collect the questions from the Probabilty Simulations Activity (see #3). A slide show in Class Analysis can be used to foster discussion of what is learned. 5. Cluster 3 Assessment.edc- a LearningCheck™ file which is best used as a test bank. Questions are of the Multiple Choice, True False and Short Answer formats. These questions can be used as a test bank and pulled into a new .edc file to give a class an assessment. Although True False questions are not part of the HSPA format, they can be used in a discussion for deciding what would need to be done to a false statement to make it a true one.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary