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#### Estimating the Mean State Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seventh grade statisticians randomly select five states and then determine the mean area. The class then works together to create a dot plot of their results.
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#### Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What a find! Here is a lesson, designed to meet sixth grade math Common Core standards, that focuses on the calculation of different measures of center for the scores from a penalty shoot-out competition. An independent...
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#### Batter Up! Math Stations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Math stations that review important concepts with the real-world example of baseball.
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#### Drive the Data Derby

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Three days of race car design and driving through the classroom while guessing probability could be a third graders dream. Learn to record car speed, distances traveled, and statistics by using calculation ranges using the mean, median,...
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#### Division Practice Sheets: Grade 4

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Expand on young mathematicians' prior knowledge of multiplication with this series of worksheets introducing the concept of division. Covering a wide range of topics from basic fact families and single-digit division to long division...
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#### Candy Math Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Few things can motivate children to learn like the promise of a sweet and tasty treat. Given a bag of M&M®s, Skittles®, or other colorful candy, students first predict the contents of the bag before counting the pieces, creating a...
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#### College Athletes

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
When more basketball players are taller than field hockey players at a school, is it safe to say that in general they are always taller? The activity takes data from two college teams and your learners will be able to answer questions...
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#### Study Jams! Mean/Average

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Join Zoe as she calculates the average number of points RJ scored in his basketball games. This step-by-step presentation clearly models the procedure for finding the mean of a data set, including examples with both whole number and...
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#### Offensive Linemen

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Comparing college football teams, Division I is said to have heavier lineman than Division III. Your mathematicians are given data from two different divisions and will have to interpret a dotplot and calculate the difference in weight...
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#### Electoral College

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
A cross-curricular resource that takes the electoral votes and allows your learners to organize and analyze the data. Young voters can determine which states are more influential and interpret the dotplot provided for more data....
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#### The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
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#### Lesson #46: Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

For Students 7th - 9th
In this bar graphs and line graphs worksheet, students interpret bar graphs, line graphs, and box-and-whisker plots.  They find the measures of central tendency.  This three-page worksheet contains notes, vocabulary, and approximately 10...
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#### What's the Average?

For Students 2nd - 4th
Practice finding the averages of different groups of numbers. Third graders review an example at the top of the page, then find the averages of fourteen groups of numbers (with eight numbers in each group). The instructional activity is...
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#### Guess-timating Fun

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners estimate the number of items in a jar and write their estimate boldly on a piece of paper. They line up holding their numbers. Then, they calculate the median, mean, mode and average of the guesses.
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#### Create a Public Opinion Survey: The Middle East in the News

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though the discrete content here is a pair of New York Times articles about a 1998 military strike on Iraq and the coincident impeachment by the House of Representatives of then-President Clinton, this detailed plan for creating,...
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#### Ice Cream

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the concepts of mean, median, mode, and range as they elicit data about people's favorite flavor of ice cream. A practical application of the data obtained offers an extension to the lesson plan.
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#### Quantitative Data

For Students 6th - 9th
In this quantitative data instructional activity, pupils compute measures of central tendency, draw vertical line diagrams, and compare collected data. This 23-page instructional activity contains approximately 100 multi-step problems....
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#### Ten Data Analysis Activities

For Students 9th - 12th
This thirteen page data analysis activity contains a number of interesting problems regarding statistics. The activities cover the concepts of average measurements, standard deviation, box and whisker plots, quartiles, frequency...
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#### Data Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young statisticians use and interpret measures of center and spread such as mean, median, and mode as well as range. They use box plots to represent their data and answer questions regarding the correspondence between data sets and the...
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#### Starting With Stats

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Statisticians analyze a data set of student IQs by finding measures of central tendency and dispersion such as mean, median, mode, and quartiles. They practice using a graphing calculator to find the values and analyze box plots and...
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#### Mean, Median, and Mode

For Students 2nd - 4th
Show scholars the three ways to find an average: mean, median, and mode. They reference a guided example before doing these on their own. There are three sets of data and learners find the three averages for each. All answers and data...
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#### Frisbee Baseball

For Teachers K - 12th
Students keep track of the number of tosses it takes them to reach each base, and encourage team members and recognize their successes. To make this activity fit the level of older classes, measure distances and figure averages as you play!
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#### Math: Real Time and Live

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Get an interdisciplinary edge. Scholars study air contamination and slope. They record the time it takes for air fresheners to reach them at variable distances. They document their times, classify them by distance, and draw a scatter...
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#### Drops on a Penny

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Young scientists explore the concept of surface tension at is applies to water. In this activity, learners use a dropper to place drops of water on a penny. Each group guesses how many drops a heads-up penny will hold, then conducts the...