We expect that individual students, and the class as a whole, will often have difficulty identifying sources of error and finding patterns in the data. Yet these skills are essential if they are to interpret the results of their investigations meaningfully. In particular, you will be working with students to identify patterns across multiple replications - for example, when different groups in your class all conduct the same investigation. The students will have to decide what claims about patterns are justified. Listen for their responses to the discussion in the final step to determine if they need more support in identifying sources of error or finding patterns.
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