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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.
Young scholars explore the concept of the bell curve. In this bell curve lesson, students discuss the controversy associated with the bell curve. Young scholars use an applet to explore a normal distribution. Students discuss mean, median, mode, and standard deviation in relation to skewness using an applet.
Students are introduced to the normal distribution and examine the bell curve controversy.
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. 
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.
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.  Students 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.
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.
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).
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
The article for this instructional activity no longer accessible through the links in the lesson plan, but can be found in the National Center for Biotechnology Information website. After reading it, environmental science students answer questions and evaluate data on the provided handout. The instructional activity involves plotting bar graphs or histograms as well as computing logarithms, making it most useful for advanced learners. 
Young scholars find different characteristics of the bell curve. In this statistics lesson, students analyze a family for a specific characteristic. They identify the shape, center, spread and area as they analyze the characteristic of the families.
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.
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
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.

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