Appendix A

Handout: Allocating Resources for the Quiz

Name_________________________________________________

Group Name__________________________________

Resources

Depending on its size, each group will have access to the following resources during the upcoming quiz:

Group Size Texts Time (minutes) Chairs Pencils
7 1 70 4 6
8 1 80 4 7
9 1 90 5 8
10 1 100 5 9
11 1 110 6 10
12 1 120 6 11
13 1 130 7 12

Rules

The following rules must be followed while taking the quiz:

New Identities

Just before the quiz is passed out, the teacher will randomly assign a new identity to each student. After receiving new identities, each group will be composed as follows, according to its size:

  Race Gender Wealth
Group Size Anglos Hispanics African-Americans Males Females Wealthy Poor
7 3 1 3 4 3 1 1
8 3 2 3 4 4 1 1
9 4 1 4 5 4 1 1
10 4 2 4 5 5 1 1
11 4 3 4 6 5 1 1
12 5 2 5 6 6 1 1
13 5 3 5 6 7 1 1

Proposed allocation

Unless the students in a group decide otherwise, the resources will be allocated as follows:

Each group can change any part of this proposed allocation if a majority votes in favor of an alternative allocation. Only the proposed allocation can be changed. The resources and rules may not be changed.

Social Contract

Our group hereby agrees to redistribute resources as follows:

______ minutes of time:

______ chairs:

One textbook:

What is your group doing about the "poor" student who must buy a pencil?

Your new identity (circle the characteristics of your new identity)

Wealthy/Poor/Neither African-American/Anglo/Hispanic Male/Female

How will you take the quiz?

Are you allowed to use your own pencil? Yes/No (If you answered no, are you able to buy a pencil? Yes/No)

How many minutes will you have to take the quiz? _______________

Can you use a chair? Yes/no/sometimes

Can you use the text? Yes/no/sometimes