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560 resources with the keyterm statistics

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The Shape of Data

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Explore the difference between statistical and non-statistical questions. Fun follows as learners gather statistical data for the question, "How many times can the typical sixth grader catch a spool in a cup in one minute?" Data is...
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8.SP.1Texting and Grades I

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a fitting question for middle schoolers to consider: Is there a relationship between grade point average and frequency of sending texts? Starting statisticians examine a scatter plot and discuss any patterns seen.
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A (Ear) Budding Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written...
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Box-And-whisker Plot

For Students 7th - 11th
Elucidating the concept of box-and-whisker plots, Sal explains not only how to generate the diagram, but how to read one as well. He uses several examples to help young mathematicians become familiar with the format, and explains the...
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Histograms

For Students 7th - 11th
Another way to organize data beyond the stem and leaf plot - the histogram - is the focus of this lesson. Sal's objective is to not only introduce viewers to these methods of organization, but to make them simple and familiar; allowing...
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Expected Value: E(X)

For Students 7th - 11th
The gap between probability and statistics begins to become bridged in this video, where Sal explains the concepts of central and relative frequencies. Students who are transitioning between algebra and statistics will find this video...
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Accidents Happen: Seat Belt Laws, Enforcement, and Usage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start with a NOVA video about car crashes, crash test dummy footage, or other video about seat belt use. Or have groups review attached data about seat belt usage (by state) and share their conclusions. Learners then devise a method to...
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Ping Pong Balls

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Applicable to seventh grade mathematical maturity, this task requires small groups to work collaboratively to figure out how many ping-pong balls will fit into a 747. In the end, you will teach them to use sample size to solve the...
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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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Study Jams! Median

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Zoe is curious how many goals her soccer team usually scores in a game. To answer the question, she walks through the process of finding the median of a data set in this step-by-step presentation. Examples are included that model how to...
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Study Jams! Mode

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Sam is running for class treasurer and Zoe wants to know if he won the election. Follow along as she counts up the votes and uses the mode to determine the winner. After viewing the presentation, work through the Try It! practice...
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Study Jams! Range

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Zoe just bought a bunch of CDs and wants to know the range of the prices she paid for them. Follow along and learn how to find the range of a data set by simply subtracting the largest and smallest numbers. Guided and independent...
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Starbucks Drinks

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The casual language and popular topic will make this assignment all the more engaging for your middle school math class. They use Starbucks beverage sales and nutrition values to practice ratios, proportions, statistics, and...
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Most Likely/Least Likely

For Students 2nd Standards
Learners consider a practice problem which prompts them to choose the type of marble most likely to be picked out of a group. Then, they answer probability-type questions regarding a spinner, and a tally chart of coins. 
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What is an Unbiased Sample?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Transmit to your class what an unbiased sample is with this video. The video goes into detail about what an unbiased sample looks like, providing examples and listing several different types of random sampling. This could be used when...
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How Do You Find the Minimum, Maximum, Quartiles, and Median of a Data Set?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The data sample comes from the number of glasses of water consumed each day by 15 students. You are trying to find minimum, maximum, median, and quartile from this data set. Minimum is the smallest number that occurs, while maximum is...
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What is a Frequency Table?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
So you have a data set and you want a visual diagram to help you analyze the data. Not sure how to draw it? The instructor illustrates four different ways to look at a frequency table: two tally tables, one line graph, and one bar graph....
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US Energy Geography

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The maps display the statistics for energy consumption and power production, state by state. They are tremendous visual aids for your natural resources unit. Consider having your class compare energy consumption versus production, or...
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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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Sampling Bias And the California Recall

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Using a 2002 California Gray David recall vote as an example, young statisticians  identify sources of bias in samples and find ways of reducing and eliminating sampling bias. They consider ways to select random samples from a...
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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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Center and Spread

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Using the TI-Nspire, young statisticians investigate center and spread of data, including mean, median, and standard deviation of the data. They create a box plot of the data and review their findings. 
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Did Voters Turn Out -- or Are They Turned Off?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What was the voter turnout at your last state election? Examine voter turnout statistics from the most recent election to learn which ten states have the best turnout record. This lesson offers election data, handouts, and worksheets.
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Button, Button

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Youngsters count, classify, and estimate quantities using buttons after a read aloud of The Button Box by Margarette S. Reid. They discuss the difference between guessing and estimating. Based on an experiment, they predict the number of...