Archives for: "January 2019"

Presenting Schedule revised

  01/24/19 15:14, by Isaac
We will start presenting on Monday during Resource instead of today because many people could not be there. The plan is to present on Monday's and Tuesdays. For next Monday, Kali and I will be presenting. There are two slots open still so please comment… more »
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Thursday- Presenting Schedule

  01/22/19 12:39, by Hannah
Okay, so the first four people who want to present during resource on Thursday should blog now. These four individuals should have all of their projects in the far side and ready to be presented. more »
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Resonable Alternative

  01/18/19 17:20, by John
Hannah has posted on the main page with a reasonable alternative  for a successful class conclusion. Visit this post if you have any concern that — as of semester end today — this class failed to live up to the  passing standards the entire class agreed… more »
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Project

  01/18/19 08:06, by Caspian
For my final project I read the first 4 chapters of Bringing Down The House. I am planning on finishing the entire book in my own time. I will post a summary in the comments.    Here is the link to the summary:… more »
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Project 4 and 5

  01/17/19 23:26, by Caspian
I created a Galton Board for this project. I started with getting the measurements. I did this by taking my plank of wood, and drawing diamonds on the wood. I would then put a nail at each of the four corners of each diamond, creating the pattern… more »
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Project

  01/17/19 22:27, by Ansel
For this project, I read the first 4 chapters of Bringing Down the House, by Ben Mezrich. I wrote 700 word summary on the chapters I read. I will include the text below because I am not sure how do attach a link that will work. I am aware that the… more »
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Important, some change happened

  01/17/19 12:54, by Celeste
So as the class discussed I am posting a Standard change. As we went along in the class our Standards changed and what happened was instead of what we originally intended to do, which was rating all projects, and projects that had an average of above 5… more »
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Casino Game Project

  01/17/19 11:13, by
I thought up a casino card game.  How to play: 1: start with three players 2:each player puts the same amount of money into a pot 3: using three cards (two black, one red) each player blindly picks a card 4: the player who picks the red card wins the… more »
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Project

  01/16/19 22:25, by Caspian
For this project, I created a survey. I printed it out, and gave it to almost everybody in Laurel. I then compiled all the information onto google drive. I created some graphs to go along with it. I will post the entire survey, results, and graphs on… more »
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Project

  01/16/19 22:24, by Cayleigh
Google Sheets project I wanted to learn more about google sheets functions. I chose to figure out the functions for mean, median, mean deviation, median deviation, variance, and standard deviation. I also made graphs, to show the differences in brands… more »
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Casino day game, posted late.

  01/16/19 21:56, by Cole
Hi class, I thought I posted this during 4th block today, but it turns out it didn't post. Hope it still counts and it can be a part of the casino games day! This is a pretty simple game of 50/50 chance, that only costs one coin to play and can yield… more »
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Projects 2-6

  01/16/19 21:37, by Emery
These have been done for a bit, but I have not had the time to get them to the blog. Project 2 and 3: Throughout the quarter I have been working on expanding my knowledge of excel with John. We worked with different coding set to make the compilation… more »
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Last project- a funky one

  01/16/19 21:26, by Rowan
For this one, I wanted to incorporate something pretty random similar to a coin flip. My Dog. I wanted to see the probability of her going for a treat to the left or right of a chair. So I built a runway in my basement. I put a lineup of cardboard boxes… more »
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Thursday

  01/16/19 21:02, by Dylan
I posted a couple hours ago and got no response... Does anyone know if we have a set plan for tomorrow? I thought that John had something planned (ACT graph section?). Is there any preparation needed? more »
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Project

  01/16/19 19:43, by Ansel
I did a project earlier in the year where I flipped a coin 200 times and recorded how many times in a row the coin landed on one side more than once. I did a presentation on this project earlier where I presented my paper graphs. I spent like 2 hours… more »
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Project

  01/16/19 19:01, by Ansel
For this project, I made an info graphic. In spirit of Super Bowl season, I decided to make a info graphic about the New England Patriots. I learned a lot about statistics researching the team and players and the rest of the NFL. I liked looking at all… more »
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last project- dice rolling

  01/16/19 18:59, by Caitlin
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MrFa7xaH1jAYqE-w8yT9SZjNWkVDJo59QatyX6Ft2AE/edit?usp=sharing For my last project, I rolled two dice 80 times and added the trials together. I then rolled one dice and recorded what face it landed on. My hypothesis… more »
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Thursday

  01/16/19 18:25, by Dylan
John, I am pretty sure you said you had a plan for tomorrow (ACT graphs?). Is there any preparation necessary? more »
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Project

  01/16/19 18:11, by Kali
For my last project I made a plinko board and made a graph to show the data I got from it. I am counting this as 3 projects because I learned a lot from building it. I learned that everything needs to be in the absolute perfect spot or it won’t work how… more »
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Project: The Danger of Statistics and How to Avoid It

  01/16/19 15:22, by Tangwyn
For my final project, I ended up writing a summary of an article claiming in its title that “73.6% of statistics are made up”. Here it is! (as a comment): more »
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Project

  01/16/19 15:00, by Ansel
For this project, I made a Casino Game. I took inspiration from the game "High of Low," but I put a twist on it. I added dice. I will include a google doc that has the rules on it. The rewards in this game are not always super high, but neither are the… more »
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Project that needs rating

  01/15/19 22:16, by Hannah
Here is a picture of all five of the platonic solids I made. I also did an hour worth of research on them as well. https://photos.app.goo.gl/47DzKxAFzmotFqpV6 Please rate them. more »
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Project-Casino game and calculations

  01/15/19 22:11, by Rowan
For this project, I wanted to make a Casino game. So I thought what is one of the most random things... dice. I thought would if you had to roll 2 dice and add the numbers to equal a certain (2) number(s) to win. So I made the game called 4-5. When you… more »
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Project

  01/15/19 21:50, by Caspian
For this project, I did some order of magnitude problems. I spent some time figuring out what a order of magnitude problem actually is, and what they are used for. Then I looked up some problems on the internet, and based my problems off them. I messed… more »
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My final Projects

  01/15/19 21:24, by Celeste
 So I know it’s been a while since I last posted about my projects, but here are the rest of my project summary’s and information on what I did.  Project 4: Eye Color Linked to Smartness with Survey 1/7/19 Summary: For this project I had the idea of… more »
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An order of magnitude problem to measure my bedroom.

  01/15/19 19:26, by Cole
I wanted to figure out how much liquid would fit in my bedroom.  I was lying in my bed one summer night, when I was struck with the urge to drink some water. I drowsily reached my hand up to the shelf above my bed with hopes of retrieving my water… more »
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Project #6 (Last Project)

  01/15/19 19:06, by Cedella
For my last project I decided to create a survey. I first started thinking of what I could base a survey on, and what kinds of questions I could ask. I decided to create one having to do with happiness. My first question was "On a scale of 1 - 10 how… more »
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Project

  01/14/19 23:21, by Cayleigh
For this project I found the unemployment rate and average charitable deductions in the years 2009 and 2019 in Wisconsin. I used the information I got and made predictions for the next ten years. It was a little tricky to find information from 2009, but… more »
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Another Project

  01/14/19 22:04, by Cole
For this project, I created an infographic using a template on the site "Canva". I used information I found on the Department of Agriculture's website to find what Wisconsin's top agricultural exports are. I was quite surprised to find that Wisconsin is… more »
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New Infographic-Project

  01/14/19 20:36, by Rowan
After the failed attempt of my last infographic... I still wanted to make one. I was inspired by Isaacs on Le Bron so I chose to do it on a sports team. I chose the soccer team Arsenal and I went from there. I went to the Premier league website where I… more »
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Final Project - Pascal's Triangle on Google Sheets

  01/14/19 20:28, by Isaac
For my final project, I chose to make a model of Pascal's Triangle using Google Sheets. It's pretty much the same things as Dylan did. It's a very simple code that I wrote in (with a little help from the web) that I then dragged down and over on the… more »
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Casino Day

  01/14/19 19:50, by Emery
Please post casino games that you can commit to doing on Thursday at resource. These need to be in by 4:00 pm on Wednesday. I will be running a version of low mid high for my game. Be creative and have fun with this. more »
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5th Project (Platonic Solids)

  01/14/19 16:06, by Cedella
For my 5th project I decided to make some of the platonic solids out of origami. I looked at the 3 videos John posted on the blog awhile ago. There was one on how to build a tetrahedron and one on how to build a tetrahedron skeleton. I watched the… more »
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Projects

  01/14/19 15:24, by Hannah
I read through half of the book "Freakonomics". Here are the summaries I wrote: Don't read through them or you're wasting your time. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPgETzaIXVRUZFC70yMudAwu2B-Vvo0MncrGhxt4zZs/edit?usp=sharing… more »
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Project: Understanding Excel

  01/14/19 15:13, by Tangwyn
For this project, I attended all the Excel optional classes, learning the basics of Excel (through Google Sheets which is essentially the same thing). I learned a lot about organizing data, (and simultaneously, understanding the data itself) both… more »
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project #5

  01/14/19 14:54, by Caitlin
summary for "Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezerich      For my fifth project, I decided to write another summary of the first four chapters of a different book. Just looking at the cover and chapter titles, I could tell this book would hold lots of… more »
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Project.

  01/13/19 21:24, by Cole
I used data from the National Park Service's study of Wolves and Moose on Isle Royale to create a graph showing the relationship between the two species populations on the island. Isle Royale is a large island located in the northeastern part of Lake… more »
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Project

  01/13/19 20:23, by Rowan
This project is a little bit weird... So, the idea was to create a survey for a bunch of people to take. I wanted the answers to be totally random. So I created a survey (5 different questions with multiple choice questions) and then I posted it on an… more »
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Projects

  01/13/19 19:55, by
#1 Coin tossing: I did 20 sets of 10. Here is a link to a google doc with the results. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16-fJA_y_mvD3fKA6nuEk3Sp2R2aWOpuBI19Ju8WAggM/edit?usp=sharing   #2 I took names of pro athletes from friends, classmates and my… more »
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A accident-so sorry!!

  01/13/19 19:10, by Rowan
I am sorry. I worked on my infographic and made the mistake of plagiarizing. I wrote everything myself in my own words from lots of different sources but one of the sections which I copied by total accident without thinking. I forgot to reword. I have… more »
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Last Week

  01/13/19 16:07, by John
1. I have two "basic" activities for study I had planned for Monday (and the last week): a. ACT science -- looking at the variety of ACT graphs and charts that you will all encounter b. Casino Days -- discussion/brainstorming/creating/playing games of… more »
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5th Project - Learning Excel/Google Sheets

  01/13/19 14:42, by Isaac
Throughout this quarter I have been attending the Excel/Google Sheets sections of the class. We have learned the basics of how to use a spreadsheet. Going into this class I thought spreadsheets like this were only for things like making signup sheets,… more »
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Questin for class

  01/13/19 14:21, by Kali
hello class, I’m not totally positive if I’m allowed to post something like this but I thought I’d just give it a shot. Before we left on break John told me I should plan a day for our pizza party along with games of chance, now seeing that there is… more »
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Project

  01/12/19 14:35, by Kali
this is another project I did. For this one  I drew a small map of my upstairs and downstairs in my house, then labeled what rooms there are, then calculated and timed how long I spend in each room during the day. With these calculations I made another… more »
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Project

  01/12/19 14:13, by Kali
here is another one of my projects. I rolled a dice 40 times and kept all the information I got and put it into a graph.  Picture in comments more »
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Project

  01/12/19 13:19, by Ansel
For this project I read some of and wrote an essay on The wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki. I enjoyed reading this book and thought that it had a lot of ideas that could be very thoroughly written or talked about. I also thought that some of the… more »
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Project

  01/12/19 13:06, by Kali
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-1R8lPD2QRa5AxsuzjjP5mpm_5x9Cq2-U6RcRg7PXz4 more »
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Project - Learning Excel

  01/11/19 23:24, by Dylan
For my final project, I have created a representation of my excel knowledge. I have been attending the excel portions of each class throughout the quarter and I have gained 100 times the knowledge that I had before about excel. At the beginning of this… more »
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Project: Coin Flipping

  01/11/19 14:50, by Tangwyn
I also did the project on coin flipping. I flipped 20 sets of 10 coins, while using a site called Kidzone to record the results and make a variety of different graphs, two of which I will include as a pdf commented bellow. more »
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One of the final Projects

  01/11/19 10:53, by Juniper
For one of my last projects I have learned some of excel throught the class. I wrote a reflection for it and I am not sure yet but I may count this as 2 projects. I have been working on it since the beginning of class and it has been super fun, thank… more »
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Project #4 - Infographic

  01/10/19 19:57, by Isaac
For this project, I made an infographic about NBA player LeBron James. I used a site called Venngage that provided a template that I then used to put my information on to. What I did was look up LeBron's most significant achievements and statistics,… more »
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Project

  01/10/19 18:56, by Cayleigh
Correlation Graph  For this project I wanted to see if there was a correlation between the average ACT score of a state (I ended up only using data from states that make the ACT mandatory testing) and the average annual temperatures of those states.  I… more »
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Going flipping project

  01/10/19 09:15, by Isaac
I am posting this again because I guess I need to do a separate post for each project. Flipping 10 coins 20 times each I started this project off by gathering ten pennies. I then flipped each penny 20 times. I recorded my data on how many heads and how… more »
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Presentations

  01/09/19 17:29, by Dylan
I propose that our class uses next Monday as a presentation day. Going off of John's "Projects for Evaluation(s)" post, it appears that we have 39 completed projects awaiting presentations. We could give each project two minutes to fit them all in.… more »
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Thursday -- Edward Tufte the Old King of Data Visualization and Information Design

  01/09/19 15:27, by John
World Rivers and Mountains -- Colton Atlas 1864 Body Mass to Brain Mass New York Population Migrations 1. Basic:  Edward Tufte -- Elegant and effective and interesting Data Visualization and Information Design Optional Preparation: In the crush of "info… more »
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Project

  01/09/19 15:10, by Juniper
So for this project I made an info graphic on Cyber bullying. I used the same site that Cayliegh used. It was really fun to mess around with it. I found a very helpful that I found my info on. Then I used the site to make a hopefully helpful and easy to… more »
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Projects for Evaluation(s)

  01/09/19 08:12, by John
As of Isaac's post 1/10 Caspian 1    2     3    4    5    6     7      8 Cayleigh 1    2     3    4    5    6     7      8 Caitlin 1    2     2a    3    4    5    6     7      8 Celeste 1    2     3( two as one post)      4    5    6     7      8 Cole… more »
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Project

  01/08/19 19:34, by Caspian
Here is a project I have done earlier in the year. I took a coin and flipped it 10 times, and counted that as one "set." After that, I did the same thing ten times again. I then recorded how many tails and heads came from each set. I then determined… more »
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More projects

  01/08/19 17:19, by Isaac
I did two projects earlier this year that I did not previously count but I have decided too due to lack of time and lots to do in other classes as well. Buffon’s Needle For this project, I used matches instead of needles. I took a large piece of paper… more »
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Odd Statistical (and Related) Happenings

  01/06/19 22:08, by Tangwyn
I spent the majority of the time on this project looking for curious statistical oddities on the internet. I eventually came to a site with “20 Statistics About Probability That Will Blow Your Mind”. I decided to write about a story relating to… more »
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Project

  01/06/19 17:46, by Cayleigh
Infographic Project Piggybacking off the topic of my polling project that I completed with Cole, I decided to make an infographic about alternative medicine. I found a website (www.canva.com) that allows you to create your own infographics.  I gathered… more »
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Good 'Ol Project

  01/05/19 15:38, by Juniper
For this project I did the box project. I did both a real like experiment and then I made an excel program version. I used rice and small box for the real life version. I got some no so good data so john helped me design a excel version and here it… more »
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Art/Visual Project

  01/05/19 14:34, by Dylan
For this projects I decided to create an infographic. I got inspired to do this projects since we have been learning about them. I find them intriguing because they give you a general overview of something in very little time. I also enjoy how… more »
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"The Wisdom of the Crowds" - project 4

  01/04/19 10:22, by Caitlin
I read the introduction and first chapter of "The Wisdom of the Crowds"  by James Surowiecki. A book that aims to prove why we are smarter in groups and how collective wisdom shapes business, economics and nations. I wrote a 500 word summary on what I… more »
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Project on Polling

  01/03/19 17:47, by Tangwyn
After attending several optional classes on polling, I went on to do some additional research and write my own short paper on polling bias. In order to find out more, and solidify the definitions of the different major biases, I went to a couple… more »
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Poll with Cole

  01/03/19 10:52, by Cayleigh
Polling Project For this poll, both Cole and I asked the same amount of people at Laurel (21 people each) questions about alternative vs western medicine. Wanting to have the same demographics, we split up the groups to have the same amount of boy and… more »
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Project

  01/02/19 19:29, by Cayleigh
Correlation graph project For this project I wanted to see if there was a correlation between the average cost of a college and how successful their cross country team was. For my first graph I used a variety of the Division 3 UW schools. Taking my… more »
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Projects #2 #3 and #4

  01/02/19 18:01, by Cedella
Since my first project (the coin flipping) I have completed three more projects and am in the process of working on another one.    Project #2 and 3  ~ Pascal's Triangle  Here are the steps I did for this project: 1. I looked up pictures of Pascal's… more »
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Thursday

  01/02/19 17:23, by John
If there are going to be project presentations, let me know what the protocol is for smoothly and efficiently allotting time for these projects -- I'd be excited to attend. If there is no protocol, let me know how long the class needs for presentations,… more »
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Group Project

  01/02/19 15:11, by Celeste
This project was done by Hannah, Celeste, and Emery. Due 12/20/18 Summary: We each individually rolled 100 dice on a monopoly board.  We recorded where we landed after each role and then combined all the data from the properties that we landed on.  We… more »
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Project Tesla-stock

  01/02/19 09:36, by Caitlin
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zte4UNgMTuWLNt8BCl8MbNh3xUq4-EFTrqly5cDHoXo/edit?usp=sharing  Here is the link to a excel spreadsheet comparing searches of Tesla on google and the stock market. Ideally the searches would correlate with Tesla… more »
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project

  01/01/19 20:13, by Caitlin
I preformed a project including Tesla's stock market related to searches on google using excel, and then graphing it. I finished it the day before break with John but wasn't able to receive the graph and post it on the blog. I originally had the due… more »
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Project

  01/01/19 19:22, by Dylan
For this project I created origami representations of all five platonic solids: tetrahedron (four equilateral triangle faces), cube (six square faces), octahedron (eight equilateral triangle faces), dodecahedron (twelve pentagon faces), and icosahedron… more »
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