1- Gather all materials needed and set timer to one minute
2- Select short song and 1-6 multiples worksheet
3- Print multiplication worksheets for everyone. They will try to solve the multiplication problems while pressing the spacebar on the keyboard every thirty seconds. To do that, they will have a timer next to them and are able to look at it whenever needed. 4- Select two same age elderlies per gender. Select two same age adults per gender. Do the same with the Children. 5- Print the data charts for data collection.
6- Explain to your subject that they will be doing 1-6 multiplication math problems while remembering a line from a children’s book, they also need to press the spacebar every thirty seconds until a minute is up. Finally, when the test is over they will say one line from the song that was played. 7-Start the experiment and start the timer, during the experiment write down when the subject pressed the spacebar and how many times in one minute. 8- Collect how many questions your subject got correct on the multiplication worksheet. Collect how many times your subject pressed the spacebar in one minute every thirty seconds. Ask your subject to tell you a line from the song. 9- Collect your data and write down the data into the charts 10- Draw conclusions.
4 elderlies (2 males and 2 females)
4 adults (2 males and 2 females)
4 kids (2 males and 2 females)
6 (1-6) math multiples worksheet
Song “Little red horse “on computer
1 quiet room
Adults are best at multi-tasking. Kids got second place. Elders got last place. On the first trail the adults did the best with a 42.0 average kids got second place with a 38.5 average and elders got last place with a 23.0 average On the trail # 2 adults did the best with a 40.0 average kids got second place with a 31.2 average and elders got last place with a 29.3 average On trial #3 adults did the best again with a 37.3 average kids got second place with a 36.5 average and elders got last place with a 20.0 average My hypothesis was incorrect I said kids will do the best at multitasking but adults did the best at multitasking
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Salvucci, Dario D., and Niels A. Taatgen. The Multitasking Mind. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Print.
The purpose of the project was to see if age could affect your ability to multitask. I got the idea because my cousin and I were playing a game where you had to multitask. So that’s how I came up with the idea. I thought that the kids would be the best at multitasking because since all the kids are still in school they might know more. I conducted the experiment by first gathering my subjects and my materials. Then I explained to all of my subject what they were going to do, I started the experiment and wrote everything they did during the test. Finally wrote all the data on the data table. The result was adults were the best at multitasking. The conclusion was adults were the best at multitasking. I think they were the best at multitasking because they need to deal with their kids and work and school and a bunch of other stuff that neither kids or elderly’s need to worry about. My hypothesis was kids would be the best at multitasking. I was incorrect. I could use this in my everyday life because if I want someone to do me more than one favor at the same time I would ask an adult not a kid or elderly. If I was to repeat my project and make it better I would add even more people than I already have. I would also make addition tables instead of multiplication tables because a lot of people said the multiplication tables were too hard for them. If I was to...
Bibliography: "BrainFacts.org." The Multitasking Mind -. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Jan. 2014.
Holden, Constance. "Multitasking Muddles the Mind?" Science/AAAS. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.
Salvucci, Dario D., and Niels A
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