First Podcast- Helen Brent Raeven Sara

All group members were present during this discussion. 

What your club discussed/How you discussed it: We all sat in a circle and talked about chapters Intro, 1,2 and 3. We brought up numerous examples from the chapters and shared our thoughts on them... as well as sharing our opinions about why this example was put into the book. We also shared quotes, and personal examples that we felt tied in with the topic of that chapter. We compared a lot of examples from previous time periods to our time period, and talked about how different the results would be if these tests were during our time. 

Any points of conflict/disagreement in discussion: We all agreed that the examples weren't relatable to us. We didn't disagree about anything. 

Questions that came up as a result of the discussion: No questions. 

Podcast #1

Comments (2)

Mark Miles (Teacher)
Mark Miles

When discussing chapters 3, 5, or 6, incorporate the following article into your discussion:

Also, each member of your group should find an article online containing a misleading graph and discuss it during the podcast (be sure to talk about why it’s misleading!). Be sure to include a link to all articles in the text of your post of the podcast that corresponds to chapters 3, 5, or 6.

Mark Miles (Teacher)
Mark Miles

Really great discussion, but you didn't really talk about chapter 3 that much. Some audio issues (distracting background noises/volume issues). For next time, please discuss the following prompts:

  1. Choose one of the quotations inside the front cover and discuss how it relates to the Introduction.
  2. Put the second paragraph on Page 18 (“A river cannot….”) into your own words.
  3. Which kind of “average” (statisticians call all three “measures of central tendency”) would give me the best way to compare the performance of two classes of a required math course? Why?
  4. Explain why advertisers often rely on a very small sample to substantiate their claims.
  5. What does the author mean on Page 45 when he says, “Hardly anybody is exactly normal in any way…?”