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Names: Rachel, Maya, Kaitlin Section: 8-1

Precision at its Finest


Are You the Next Fine Motor Skills American Ninja Warrior?

SWBAT:

Utilize their frontal lobe and muscle memory to demonstrate precision in completing several small scale
tasks.

I. Cognitive Ability

II. Muscle Memory


III. Small Scale Task Review

1. Slips of paper

2. 6-Pyramid cup stacking

3. Ping pong ball return

4. 90 Q-tip rotation

5. Tracing shapes

IV. Data Collection

Directions:

1. Create a data table to collect your results for each small scale task, including two trials per group
member.
[see example below]

2. Complete the following tasks as many times as possible in 60 seconds to demonstrate your dexterity
and prove that your fine motor skills are superior to that of your competitors.

Note: Complete in pairs, one completing and one timing.

Katie Katie Maya Maya Rachel Rachel 2


T1 T2 T1 T2 T1

1. Slips of Paper 21 22 22 24 23 28

Katie Katie Maya 1 Maya 2 Rachel 1 Rachel 2


T1 T2

2. Cups 9 9 7 7 7 9
Katie Katie Maya 1 Maya 2 Rachel 1 Rachel 2
T1 T2

3.Ping Pong 82 112 76 121 137 145

Katie Katie Maya 1 Maya 2 Rachel 1 Rachel 2


T1 T2

4.Tracing 27 29 16 15 18 22
Shapes

Katie Katie Maya 1 Maya 2 Rachel 1 Rachel 2


T1 T2

5. Q-tips 69 87 69 87 79 100

Nondominant Katie Katie Maya 1 Maya 2 Rachel 1 Rachel 2


Hand T1 T2

6.Tracing 6 7 2 7 10 8
Shapes

Nondominant Katie Katie Maya 1 Maya 2 Rachel 1 Rachel 2


Hand T1 T2

7. Cutting Paper 6 4 11 11 8 9
V. Reflection

Note: Each person should answer reflection questions, #s 4-8 individually. Each persons name should
be in bold and underlined before their answer for questions.

1. Explain the role that the frontal lobe plays in a humans ability to complete the small scale challenge
tasks.
The Frontal Lobe plays a big part in a humans ability to complete small scale tasks. For example,
you use your frontal lobe to for impulse control which can play a big part in completing small tasks,
as you might unconsciously do something that will increase your odds at a good score.
2. Identify what dexterity is and how it affects the rate of speed in which one can complete the small
scale tasks.
Dexterity is how well you can perform a task especially with your hands.

3. Identify [2] variables that can affect muscle memory.


Variables that affect your muscle memory have to do with how focused you are, how many times
you practice the task and how accurate and precise you complete the task.

4. Based on your day I data collection, rank the small scale tasks in order from least to most challenging.
Be sure to include data from the data table to support your ranking.

Rachel-Ping pong ball, tracing shapes(dominant hand), cutting paper, Q-tips, cup stacking, tracing
shapes (non dominant hand) cutting paper(non dominant hand). The non dominant hand was of
course harder for me and I got worse results since I dont often do things with my non dominant
hand.

Maya-112.16 ping pong, paper 23 , tracing shapes 21.16, cups 8, Q-tips 81.83 AND tracing 6.6,
AND paper 8.16. So Non-dominant tracing, Cup stacking, Non-dominant paper cutting, normal
tracing shapes, normal paper cutting, and ping-pong ball bouncing, in about the opposite of that
order.

Kaitlin- Stacking cups, Tracing Shapes (Dominant Hand), Cutting Paper (Dominant Hand), Ping
Pong, Q-Tips, Tracing Shapes (Nondominant), Cutting Paper, (Nondominant)

5. Identify the small scale task that you completed with the most success and explain why you were most
successful at this type of task.

Rachel-I was the most successful in the ping pong challenge, because I have actually done it before
and I think my hand eye coordination is pretty good.

Maya-Ping Pong was the task with the highest average


Kaitlin- Tracing Shapes (Dominant Hand) was the task I completed with the most success because
Im a fast writer/drawer, and while Im not necessarily neat, I am able to complete shapes quickly.

6. Identify the small scale task that you completed with the least amount of success and explain why you
were least successful at this type of task.

Rachel-I was least successful at cutting paper with my non dominant hand because although I can
write with my left Ive been taught to cut with my right and have never tried my left. I think it was
hard for me because I didnt feel comfortable about how my fingers were placed on the scissors and
the scissors were faced backwards since I was cutting with my left.

Maya- Non dominant shape tracing. Probably because I have really shaky hands.

Kaitlin- The task I completed with the least amount of success was Cutting Paper (Nondominant). I
had the least amount of success with this because I am very right-handed and the scissors are hard
to hold with your left hand, even for people who are left handed.

7. Explain what happened when you completed the small scale tasks #s 1, 3, 4, and 5, with your non-
dominant hand? Be sure to include data from the data table to support your response.

Rachel- When I completed the tasks with my non dominant hand I felt shaky and I couldnt really
complete the tasks well because I have never done them before with my non dominant hand before
also because I am less accurate with my left hand in most things other than writing or drawing..

Maya- Presuming you mean tasks 4 and 5, it was harder, slower, and I feel sorry for left handed
people having to use our right-handed scissors.

Kaitlin- Completing the tasks with my non dominant hand felt unnatural and weird, especially with
the scissors because they are literally made for right handed people. My hand was slower and
shakier.

8. Do you believe humans are genetically inclined to use one specific hand or both [ambidextrous] or are
they taught to use one hand more over the other?

Rachel- I think that it is a combination, I think that humans may be more likely to use one specific
hand however I also think how things are taught to them at a young age has a big difference. For
example my father was a lefty like me however he was taught in school to be a righty so he know
uses his right hand for everything. I am also a lefty however I was taught how to throw a ball and
how to hold scissors with my right hand.

Maya- I think that most people are born with slight preference to one hand, but grow that
preference as they age, and let the other hand fall out of practice.
Kaitlin- I know for a fact that people are born with one hand dominant over the other. It is possible
that over time you can teach your nondominant hand how to do things almost as well as your
dominant hand, but you will always favor one hand over the other.