Time-series jigsaw puzzle fun!
Teaching time-series graphs?
Get students to work in pairs. One solves a jigsaw puzzle. The other student records how many pieces in the jigsaw were solved every n seconds. Choose n appropriately.
Students then plot graphs of n.o. pieces solved vs time. Then ask them:
- Describe the shape of your graph. Why did it take this shape?
- What would the shape of the graph be for someone who is very good/ very bad at solving jigsaws
- Predict what would happen to the shape and position of the graph if you had to solve a larger/ smaller jigsaw puzzle. Test out your prediction!