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Harry's Allergy

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Video

Running Time: 3m 26s
Size: 9.4 MB

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Source: Cyberchase: “Past Perfect Prediction”

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry keeps sneezing and he can’t figure out why. He visits his doctor, and the doctor recommends he record some data to help discover the reason for his sneezing. Harry conducts a survey of his locations and number of sneezes, and he records the data. He then analyzes the data to help him try to diagnose the cause of his allergy.

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Connections

Everyday Math (2004)
Teacher Lesson Guide: pp. 74, 98-102, 115-119
Teacher Reference Manual: pp. 144-147
Student Reference Book: pp. 108-112

TERC (2006)
Investigation #1, Sessions #1-3: pp. 4-23 (Teacher Note: 38-41)
Investigation #4, Sessions #1-2: pp. 70-76

Teaching Tips

Here are some Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions for using this video in a math lesson.

What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?

Frame: Have you ever been part of a survey, where someone asks you about something like your favorite pet or favorite drink? Collecting data like this can provide us with the information we need to make decisions or answer questions. Sometimes predictions can be made using the collected data. Have you ever heard about people doing surveys and then making predictions about who might be elected president based on the information they gathered?

Focus: As you watch, pay attention to what kind of data Harry records and how it helps him overcome his sneezing problem. Note how he organizes the data and how he analyzes it.

Follow Up: What sort of data helped Harry solve his sneezing problem? Was there any measurement involved? How did Harry keep the data organized? Can you think of another example where collecting and organizing data helps us find answers to questions we have?

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