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Students explore averages by completing a data analysis activity. In this bell curve lesson, students measure different food items and plot their measurements on a X and Y axis. Students create bell curves around the average weight or length of the specific food item and explain averages occur in all types of statistics.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Bell Curve
Students explore the concept of the bell curve. In this bell curve lesson, students discuss the controversy associated with the bell curve. Students use an applet to explore a normal distribution. Students discuss mean, median, mode, and standard deviation in relation to skewness using an applet.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 32 Downloads
Expected Value of Binomial Distribution
After watching Sal lead up to the finer points of probability in the previous videos, students get a chance to see him grapple with some truly complex problems. He shows viewers how to see these problems as "intuitive" by giving the answer first, and then demonstrating how he arrived there.
17 mins 7th - 11th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
Statisticians investigate normal distribution in this lesson as they examine the area under a normal curve and use a model to find what percent of the area lies within 1,2, and 3 standard deviations of the mean. Using the TI-Nspire, they investigate an application of the normal distribution relating to the weight of each orange in a crop.
10th - 12th Math 5 Views 38 Downloads
What does $29,000,000 buy you?
You have been hired by a local newspaper to analyze the salaries for baseball players. How would you describe the data including the shape, center, and spread in the context of the problem? Interpret the differences including possible effects of outliers.
8th - 12th Math 12 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Average Orange ID: 10280
Students investigate normal probability distribution. In this Algebra II/Statistics and Probability lesson, students explore the area under the normal curve between various x-values and determine what percent of the area lies within 1, 2, and 3 standard deviations of the mean.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 23 Downloads
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in African American Students: Exploring African American Achievers
Fifth graders are introduced to ways to increase their self-esteem. As a class, they share their specific talents under three categories. In groups, they use the internet to research the lives of various African Americans making sure to note their struggles and behaviors.
5th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 27 Downloads
Students define normal distribution as it relates to the bell curve. In this statistics instructional activity, students use the central tendencies of mean, median and mode to solve problems. They plot their data and draw conclusion from the graphs.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Binomial Distribution 2
Using graphs and colorful annotations, Sal makes probability a thrill to behold in this video about binomial distribution. He takes students through additional practice so that they can "get the hang of the binomial distribution" before he begins to teach about normal distribution.
11 mins 8th - 11th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Suited for Space
A fantastic lesson on survival in outer space should excite your learners! Pupils explore the challenges that living, working, and surviving in space elicit. They focus on the spacesuit itself; how it protects astronauts, and enables them to meet the challenges of being in space.
5th - 8th Science 45 Views 136 Downloads
Vapor pressure is the focus of this chemistry video. Sal explains that, when molecules are "sticking together" a substance takes on a liquid, or a solid form. But when kinetic energy is increased, the molecules are forced apart and a substance can take on a gaseous state.
18 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Introduction to Random Variables
Sal integrates the concept of random variables into probability problems in this video. Clarifying that the terminology can be technical but that the process is simple, Sal can get through to even the most reticent math student.
12 mins 7th - 11th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Power of Graphical Display: How to Use Graphs to Justify a Position, Prove a Point, or Mislead the Viewer
Analyze different types of graphs with learners. They conduct a survey and determine the mean, median and mode. They then identify different techniques for collecting data.
6th - 8th Math 19 Views 91 Downloads
Galaxy Hunter - A Cosmic Photo Safari
Space science stars journey through our night sky and take virtual photos of galaxies to investigate simple random samples. Higher math is used to analyze the data collected. Copy the evaluation/assessment questions onto a handout for learners to answer as they work though the interactive component.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 23 Downloads