## The Purpose of the SBA Project

It is the view of CXC and Mathematics Teachers across the region that students are not transitioning fluently enough from "School Math" to real world applications. This has caused many governments to invest and train members of the education systems in the delivery of STEM and STEAM approaches in an attempt to bridge that gap between the real world and the classroom.

the Mathematics SBA is an attempt by CXC to bridge that same divide and forever link real world, everyday mathematics to the theoretical concepts discussed in the classroom. In CXC's own words, the project may require the candidate to collect data or demonstrate athe application of Mathematics in everyday situations.

the Mathematics SBA is an attempt by CXC to bridge that same divide and forever link real world, everyday mathematics to the theoretical concepts discussed in the classroom. In CXC's own words, the project may require the candidate to collect data or demonstrate athe application of Mathematics in everyday situations.

## The Project Title

It should be clear and concise and related to a real world problem. The title may be in the form of a question or a precise and clear statement of intent, call it a hypothesis if you wish, but its intention is to show what you will be trying to accomplish

## Introduction

The introduction for the project should be well thought out and should be a comprehensive description of the project itself. It should set the background for what you intend to do. The objectives [whatever you plan to accomplish] should be stated in the introduction and those objectives should be very clear and precise.

## Method of Data Collection

The method that you use to collect your data needs to be stated clearly here. If you plan to use a survey, a questionnaire, an experiment, an investigation... You must ensure that your Method is free from flaws as a flawed method will lead to unreliable data and if your data is unreliable then whatever conclusions you come up with will be flawed. Take some time to talk with your teacher/advisor/facilitator to make sure that your data collection method is sound. The instrument that you intend to use to gather the data should be stated here, blank tables with headings, survey questions, diagrams and general calculations about things you plan to discuss.

## Presentation of Data

The Presentation of your data needs to be accurate and well organized. You may have used a survey or a table to collect your initial information, this table needs to be properly laid out with appropriate column headers that describe exactly what you are doing. In addition to the table you will need to have at least one graph that shows your data. You may use any type of appropriate statistical graph, bar char, pie chart, linear graph, histogram etc. Your graphs need to be well labelled in terms of axes. You should also introduce the graph don't just place it on the page. For example

The following graph shows ........ then add the graph.

if you are modelling data and looking for relationships or correlations I am recommending that you use the software program GRAPH. It is excellent at plotting scatters and can easily draw a best fit line or spline [You can talk to your teacher about that.] that can help you with your analysis.

You also need to be accurate in your use of Mathematical concepts while you present your data so make sure that everything is accurately worked out. It is recommended that you use Microsoft Office or other spreadsheet program to generate your graphs. CXC does want you to use the technology that is available.

The following graph shows ........ then add the graph.

if you are modelling data and looking for relationships or correlations I am recommending that you use the software program GRAPH. It is excellent at plotting scatters and can easily draw a best fit line or spline [You can talk to your teacher about that.] that can help you with your analysis.

You also need to be accurate in your use of Mathematical concepts while you present your data so make sure that everything is accurately worked out. It is recommended that you use Microsoft Office or other spreadsheet program to generate your graphs. CXC does want you to use the technology that is available.

## Analysis of Data

As stated immediately above, this is a Mathematics SBA so you need to use the language of Mathematics as well as use mathematics concepts in your Analysis. You must write in a coherent way. You do not need to be wordy you only need to make sense of the data and write that understanding in a way so that th e reader can understand what you mean. You should be detailed and you should be coherent. Try to answer the following questions as you write;

What is you data saying to you?

What patterns do you see, what trends?

Look at averages and compare quantities using parentages.

Its kind of like writing a statistical report. CXC doesn't have these in the English A syllabus anymore but your English teacher knows how and can help you so ask for help if you don't know how.

What is you data saying to you?

What patterns do you see, what trends?

Look at averages and compare quantities using parentages.

Its kind of like writing a statistical report. CXC doesn't have these in the English A syllabus anymore but your English teacher knows how and can help you so ask for help if you don't know how.

## Discussion of Findings

So you have done your analysis, what exactly have you found out?

It may be what you thought you would find, it may be different but your work has shown something. What is that something. State it clearly and precisely. Please understand that your discussion of findings MUST follow from your data and your analysis of that data. So don't try to impress anyone by making claims that are not supported by the data that you have or by the analysis you have done.

It may be what you thought you would find, it may be different but your work has shown something. What is that something. State it clearly and precisely. Please understand that your discussion of findings MUST follow from your data and your analysis of that data. So don't try to impress anyone by making claims that are not supported by the data that you have or by the analysis you have done.

## The conclusion

Ahh, relief, finally you have reached the end. Now all you need to do is make a conclusion and you are good at this. After all your language teacher did teach you how to do it.

Regardless, just make a summary of what you have done in the analysis of data and in the discussion of findings. That will be good enough.

Regardless, just make a summary of what you have done in the analysis of data and in the discussion of findings. That will be good enough.

## And finally

- You do get marked for grammar and the use of English so make sure to at least spell check your work. Yes it should be typed.
- Make sure you create a content page
- You definitely need a cover page with your personal and center information
- You will most likely use electronic submission so save your document, back it up somewhere, email yourself a copy , etc, just make sure that when your teacher needs it you have it
- And if you used a survey or questionnaire etc you can include those in an appendix at the end of the back of the project
- Make sure your work is well organized
- AND Remember you have a 1000 word limit so avoid being wordy and write clearly and to the point