tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post5904091482730249912..comments2023-03-29T07:18:00.218+01:00Comments on Resourceaholic: Long Live Stem and LeafJo Morganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11919801458664779971noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-35884932256360450472019-10-03T18:16:08.206+01:002019-10-03T18:16:08.206+01:00Thank you for this. I recently used the creation o...Thank you for this. I recently used the creation of stem and leaf plots to teach how to analyze data. Students had answered 7 questions anonymously without any labels. Answers were distributed to groups and stem and leaf plots were quickly made. As a class we discussed which plot was our height in inches and which couldn't be. Which plot shows the age of an adult in our home and which doesn&#Ruthhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08713501900116257736noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-317959509492382802015-11-19T21:40:36.430+00:002015-11-19T21:40:36.430+00:00Excellent! A nice bit of mathematical magic.Excellent! A nice bit of mathematical magic.Jo Morganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11919801458664779971noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-16623454098852540362015-11-19T21:34:50.048+00:002015-11-19T21:34:50.048+00:00Used the 'Beat the Teacher' idea very succ...Used the 'Beat the Teacher' idea very successfully with Y13 today (International School doing S1 with no prior knowledge of S&L diagrams) They are now totally convinced that I am a witch..Kathynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-57803102009258662732014-08-15T21:08:57.504+01:002014-08-15T21:08:57.504+01:00And... display your students' birthdays using ...And... display your students' birthdays using a stem and leaf diagram! http://mrcollinsmaths.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/stem-leaf-birthday-diagram.htmlJohttp://resourceaholic.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-49952182167602590472014-08-03T16:37:10.765+01:002014-08-03T16:37:10.765+01:00Readers of this post may also be interested in thi...Readers of this post may also be interested in this activity: http://mathsclass.net/comments/stem-and-leaf-plots...-an-activityJohttp://www.resourceaholic.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-21248540170866463822014-07-30T11:11:58.816+01:002014-07-30T11:11:58.816+01:00Thanks for your comment. I absolutely agree. I stu...Thanks for your comment. I absolutely agree. I studied statistics at uni and assumed that I would never apply most of the stuff I learnt. But then I got a job at the Bank of England after uni and worked on a project involving sampling and testing banknotes - hence I had to use confidence intervals etc. You never know where these statistical tools will be used. <br /><br />I'm also interested Johttp://www.resourceaholic.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-82591346647399151792014-07-30T10:54:24.769+01:002014-07-30T10:54:24.769+01:00It's useful to know what the mathematics is us...It's useful to know what the mathematics is used for and whether it serves a purpose or not. I can't help but feel though that if we didn't teach about this, some students may miss out on the opportunity to apply it appropriately. After all, we don't know what jobs our students will have and what maths they'll need. There are aspects of maths that are taught where we can'tMr Jeffersonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01120877950955798388noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-39877133962244080412014-07-26T10:34:37.726+01:002014-07-26T10:34:37.726+01:00Just a follow up to this post... @srcav wrote an e...Just a follow up to this post... @srcav wrote an excellent blog post which is definitely worth a read, to see the other side of the argument.<br />http://cavmaths.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/stem-and-leaf-is-there-a-point/.<br /><br />Views on Twitter are mixed. Some teachers think stem and leaf diagrams are pointless, others quite like them. Here’s some of the comments:<br /><br />@dazmck “Find Johttp://resourceaholic.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-11077064354555301192014-07-25T19:28:28.428+01:002014-07-25T19:28:28.428+01:00Thanks for your comment. Great post on circle the...Thanks for your comment. Great post on circle theorems. Gives me food for thought.<br /><br />From a stem and leaf plot it's really easy to see if data is normally distributed. http://sites.stat.psu.edu/~lsimon/stat250/sp98/handouts/handout10.pdf. I like box and whisker plots but I think they're less intuitive. <br /><br />It's interesting that these topics - stem & leaf, box Johttp://resourceaholic.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-17484819512590629932014-07-25T19:09:25.605+01:002014-07-25T19:09:25.605+01:00Right, great post, and I love the activities menti...Right, great post, and I love the activities mentioned, but I'm not sure I'm convinced on the need, or the point, for stem and leaf.<br /><br />The timetable use is a decent use for them, but I'm not sure it's any better than standard layout for timetables, which are easier to read if you aren't familiar with stem and leaf diagrams, which the majority if people aren't as Cavhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08497166692282461180noreply@blogger.com