This event focuses on the Technology PoW, Mauna Loa, and using Fathom to solve it.
Before 3 pm ET, start by taking a look at the PoW using the Fathom file that contains the data. If you don't have a copy of
Fathom, you can download the Instructor's Evaluation Edition.
There may be some things about Fathom that, if you knew them, would help you work on the PoW. Before starting work, browse one or more of the following resources:
As you browse, try things out. If you find a useful tour, go through it.
Make sure you save plenty of time to work on the PoW. The heart of the PoW is the write-up in which you "Document your method of prediction well enough that someone else could read your documentation, follow your methodology, and come up with a similar prediction."
If possible, email the Fathom document you created as you worked on the PoW to Bill Finzer, firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, ask at least one question you would like to discuss in the afternoon event.
3-5 pm ET:
Bill Finzer joined us to discuss the PoW, the solutions that were emailed to him, Fathom questions, and thoughts about integrating data analysis into the teaching of mathematics. We had a great time!
Read the transcript of our chat