In this game activity, students match correlation values with plots generated by the applet. Competition in this game setting encourages students to become more involved in the classroom and attainment of learning objectives. This game is best if used in a lab setting, although it may be modified to fit other classroom situations.
Content Quality Concerns:
One of the learning goals is for students to distinguish between strong and weak association, however, these terms are not defined in the lesson outline, so the instructor needs to add this element when doing the activity.
Content Quality Strengths:
The outline for using the activity is clear and succinct. The summary at the top of the page is helpful in setting the pedagogical context for the activity. The instructions are specific and flow in a logical sequence.
Ease of Use Concerns:
The applet does not have any instructions on how to use it, but its functionality becomes obvious after trying it one or two times.
Ease of Use Strengths:
The applet is easy to access and for students to use. It requires a minimal amount of time to learn how to use it.
Potential Effectiveness Concerns:
The activity is simple and the students who grasp the concept quickly might quickly lose interest.
Potential Effectiveness Strengths:
Creating visual images is essential in helping students grasp and remember the concept of correlation. The example quiz questions for assessment are a key element in an effective activity.
Source Code Available:
Source Code Available
Intended User Role:
Free for All