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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.
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.
Describe the Shape of a Dot Plot
Explore different types of graphs when looking at how many boxes of cookies sold. The video explains histogram, lineplot, bell curve, and symmetry. Good focus on when a graph is skew and how to remember.
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.
Average Orange ID: 10280
Young scholars 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. Young scholars apply this data to answer question about an orange crop with normally distributed weights.
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.
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. To end the lesson, they set their own career goal and how to accomplish it.
Being an Educated Consumer of Statistics
Young scholars examine kinds of data used to report statistics, and create their own statistical report based on any of the four sources of media information (Internet, newspaper, TV, magazine).
Design Team Challenge
Students work in groups to build a robot. In this robotics lesson, students create an electronic robot and program it to follow directions. They create an obstacle course for the robot to follow and test its performance.
The Statistical Nature of Test Data
Students investigate the properties of various metals. They conduct an experiment and gather the data by putting into the proper statistical graphs. The data is analyzed and conclusions are formed according to the properties of the metals.
Cruise Conditions Graphing & Statistics
Students monitor weather conditions for an eighteen day period at a specific location. The temperature of both air and water is taken and the mean, median, and mode calculated. Differences between the highest and lowest recordings are made.
The Bell Curve
Learners are introduced to the concepts of the normal curve, skewness and the standard deviation. They discuss how the normal distribution has been used and misused to support conclusions.
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. Included in the lesson are facilitator notes, follow-up questions, and solutions.
Outdoor Action Leadership & Group Dynamics Workshop
Students practice tools of observation and action to become a more effective leaders and facilitators. They engage in group exercises, one-on-one, and journal writing. In addition, they create base groups that to experience group development and process.
Upper graders examine the concept of probability. They collect data and create a bar graph. They must interpret the data as well. Everyone engages in hands-on games and activities which lead them to predict possible outcomes for a specific event. This amazingly-thorough, 13-page plan has worksheets, video streaming links, and assessments embedded in it.
Carbohydrates-Simple and Complex
Grain products are staple foods and sources of simple and complex carbohydrates that provide energy for the body. Define simple and complex carbohydrates Identify function and sources of simple and complex carbohydrates Describe how carbohydrates ar
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.
Suited for Space
A fantastic lesson plan 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. A terrific plan!
Shades of Gray
Students examine their own strengths and weaknesses and try to determine if it is a result of nature, nuture or both. After reading an article, they discuss how gender may or may not account for differences in intelligence. They participate in a fishbowl discussion to talk about gender equality and write a reflection paper examining the issue in their school or community.
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. He goes on to illustrate (using chemistry concepts), why different substances have different boiling points, or points where a gaseous state is achieved.