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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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#### 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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#### Scatter-Brained

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. They create a scatterplot. Additionally, they determine the line of best fit and investigate the slope of the line. Multiple resources are provided. An excellent resource!
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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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#### Probability

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Here is a very clever way of teaching young mathematicians the concept of probability. A spinner is made that has two outcomes, yes and no. A chart is made that has two columns that are labeled Correct and Incorrect. The teacher asks a...
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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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#### Slanted Surveys And Statistics

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students engage in a activity that is concerned with the use of statistics and surveys and how they should be read. They create a survey and take it home to collect data. Then students display the data on a graph that is displayed in class.
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#### Gathering Statistics for Research

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students gather statistics to include in their research. In this statistics lesson, students investigate how to incorporate statistics into research and other readings besides math. They collect data based on other topics, analyze the...
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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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#### M&Ms Count and Crunch

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners practice skills involving statistics and probability by making predictions on number of each color candy in one pound bag of M&Ms. They record both guesses and actual quantities, calculate percentages, and create bar graphs...
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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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#### Adventures in Statistics

For Teachers 5th
Here is a fantastic lesson for your fifth grade math scholars. In it, learners must determine if the classrooms of upper graders are bigger, or smaller, than the classrooms of the lower grades. Some excellent worksheets are embedded in...
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#### Yummy Math

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young mathematicians use bags of Skittles to help them gain practice in graphing and organizing data. They work in pairs, and after they have counted and organized their Skittles, they access a computer program which allows them to print...
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#### M&M Graphing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters sort M & M's by color. They graph the M&M's by color on a graph. This classic lesson plan is a wonderful way to introduce the concept and technique of graphing to young mathematicians. Pairs of kids can make up their...
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#### Famous People: Teacher Notes

For Students 4th
Young statisticians practice creating scatter plots. First, they estimate the age of 14 people. Next, they write down the estimate in a table labeled x. Then write down their actual age in the table labeled y. Using these x and y...
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#### Chances Are......You're Right

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young mathematicians study probability. In this math lesson, learners calculate odds, and convert those into percentages of probability. Fractions are also used, making this lesson quite rich in some of the more difficult conversions...
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#### Averages: Mean, Median, Mode

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
After reviewing the process of finding the mean, median, mode, and average of a given data set, learners work through several practice problems. There are five problems related to mode, and five related to finding the mean. Great as...
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#### Rescue Mission Game

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct probability experiments.  In this rescue mission activity, sudents play a game and collect statistical data.  They organize and interpret the data and determine the probability of success.  Students plot points on a...