Graphing, Charting, Averaging while Keyboarding - #WithMathICan
1 Typing Tests
Any typing website you use within class will probably have a way to measure a students WPM. Once you find this feature instruct students to "test you typing speed"
Have students understand that they will be completing the test to establish goals for themselves. Students will being by viewing their WPM at the beginning of the term. Throughout the term students will test again and you will gather the information.
2 Gather Data
Students will finish the test with a min or two of each other, so after the students find out their score they just took (not their best score of all time, but the one they just did) have them wait for everyone to finish and place their speeds on the board.
Once you complete the typing test and are given your WPM. Please walk to the board and write your speed. Afterwards have a seat and wait further instruction
3 Creating the Average
The teacher will view the numbers and will then ask the students, whose speed should we use to represent this class. Have the students think about it, some will raise their hand to volunteer their score to represent, others will say "pick the best", some will say "pick the worst so we can fool other classes." However, either wait for a student to suggest averaging, or guide them in that direction.
Once the class has agreed on averaging the scores, then have the students walk you through the steps to average their "class speed"
4 Creating a Graph,Chart
Create a graph utilizing the x axis (dates), y-axis (speed) and a key showing different colors/shapes for different classes or grades. Then throughout the year measure the students progress and have them set goals for their next test. This will teach them to set attainable goals, and not just throw out the highest number. They will also learn to plan, and practice for a purpose.