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John Henry - The Steel Driving Man

David Murphy, Laura Gulley 

April 2005, Volume 10, Issue 8, Page 380

Abstract:
The story of John Henry provided the setting for sixth-grade class to participate in a John Henry Day of mathematics experiments. The students collected data from experiments where students competed against machines and technology. The student analyzed the data by comparing two box plots, a box plot of human data, and a box plot of machine or technology data.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Data Collection
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Data Representation
Experimental Design
Open-ended assessments
Mean / Median / Mode
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Time / Money