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Students and Teachers

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Predict the future of education through a mathematical analysis. Using a project-based learning strategy, classes examine the pattern of student-to-teacher ratios over a period of years. Provided with the relevant data, learners create a...
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Do Homework?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
To complete homework or not to complete homework ... that is the question. Decide whether it makes a difference on finals by doing homework. Individuals create a scatter plot and find a line of best fit for data on the percent of...
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Linear Modeling

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
An inquiry-based algebra lesson explores real-world applications of linear functions. Scholars investigate four different situations that can be modeled by linear functions, identifying the rate of change, as well as the strength and...
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What Does This Graph Tell You?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What can math say about natural phenomena? The fifth STEM lesson in this project-based learning series asks collaborative groups to choose a phenomenon of interest and design an experiment to simulate the phenomenon. After collecting...
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Oil Consumption

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An assessment presents a chart displaying oil consumption Pupils use the chart to determine the greatest increase in consumption, and then apply that information to figure out when the consumption may reach 100 million barrels a day.
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Spring Away!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The last segment of the nine-part unit makes a connection between springs and linear equations. Groups hang weights from the spring and measure its length. Then, using the data collected, they calculate the slope to find the k-value of...
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Graphing Equations on the Cartesian Plane: Slope

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Slopes are not just for skiing. Instructors introduce class members to the concept of slope and teach them how to calculate the slope from a graph or from points. The lesson also includes the discussion of slopes of parallel and...
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Forces

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Is your class struggling with Newton's Second Law? Then show them a presentation that covers everything physics scholars need to know about forces. Starting with gravity, the slides focus on Newton's Laws of Motion, and end with an...
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The United States of Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mississippi has both the highest obesity and poverty rate in the US. Does the rest of the data show a correlation between the poverty and obesity rate in a state? Learners tackle this question as they practice their skills of regression....
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NFL Quarterback Salaries

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use statistics to decide if NFL quarterbacks earn their salaries! Learners study correlation coefficients after using technology to calculate regression equations. Through the data, they learn the meaning of correlation and correlation...
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Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The more you text, the less you study. Have classes test this hypothesis or another question related to text messages. Using real data, learners use technology to create a scatter plot and calculate a regression line. They create a dot...
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Define the Effects of Parameter Changes on Graphs of Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Parameters can move and change the steepness of a graph. Introduce the effects of changing the slope or the y-intercept of a linear graph. The resource shows how to incorporate changes on graphs and how they will move up, move down,...
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Slinkies as Solenoids

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What does an MRI machine have to do with a slinky? This activity challenges learners to run a current through a slinky and use a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnetic field. Groups then change the length of the slinky to see the...
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Interpret The Rate of Change (Slope) and Intercepts Within The Context of Everyday Life

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
I'll do algebra, but graphing is where I draw the line! Video explains how to find the slope of a line when starting with word problems. It includes positive and negative slopes as well as how to identify intercepts.
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Space Shuttle Ascent: Mass vs. Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Set the stage for groups of rocket scientists to explore the change in mass of the space shuttle during ascent. Teams work together to graph actual launch data in order to determine the rate of propellent burn.
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Spacewalking

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hold your breath. The video and interactive website introduce the class to spacewalking and spacesuits. Using oxygen data from two astronauts, individuals determine a mathematical model to fit the data. Using that mathematical model, the...
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Prescient Grading

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do homework grades really determine test scores? Learn whether lines of best fit, correlation coefficients, and residuals can be used to determine test scores when given homework grades. (It would certainly save teachers time in grading...
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Modeling Relationships with a Line

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What linear equation will fit this data, and how close is it? Through discussion and partner work, young mathematicians learn the procedure to determine a regression line in order to make predictions from the data. 
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Interpreting Residuals from a Line

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What does an animal's gestation period have to do with its longevity? Use residuals to determine the prediction errors based upon a least-square regression line. This second lesson on residuals shows how to use residuals to create a...
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Interpreting Correlation

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Is 0.56 stronger than -0.78? Interpret the correlation coefficient as the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two variables. An algebra lesson introduces the correlation coefficient by estimating and then calculating it.
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Algebra 1 (Module 2)

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Check for understanding at the end of your descriptive statistics unit with an end-of-module assessment. It uses five questions to measure progress toward mastery of descriptive statistics standards. Each question is developed to address...
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Analyzing Data Collected on Two Variables

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Assign an interactive poster activity to assess your class's knowledge and skill concerning data analysis. The teacher reference provides solid questions to ask individuals or groups as they complete their posters.
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Describing Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners will practice many ways of describing data using coordinate algebra in this unit written to address many Common Core State Standards. Simple examples of different ways to organize data are shared and then practice problems...
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Module 8: Modeling Data

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Statistics come front and center in this unit all about analyzing discrete data. Real-world situations yield data sets that the class then uses to tease out connections and conclusions. Beginning with the basic histogram and...