Pickles: Death in a Jar!
Students consider the concept of lurking variables and how statistical interpretations can be skewed. They evaluate data and participate in discussion groups on the limitations in using statistical techniques.
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How Much Does It Really Weigh - Enrichment 7.7
For this multiplying decimals worksheet, students research the weight of 10 common objects on Earth, then multiply by a decimal factor to find the weight of each object on the different planets. Students research how scientists calculate...
6th - 9th Math
Statistics-Investigate Patterns of Association in Bivariate Data
Young mathematicians construct and analyze patterns of association in bivariate data using scatter plots and linear models. The sixth chapter of a 10-part eighth grade workbook series then prompts class members to construct and interpret...
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
You Will Soon Analyze Categorical Data (Classifying Fortune Cookie Fortunes)
Would you rely on a fortune cookie for advice? The lesson first requires future statisticians to categorize 100 fortune cookie fortunes into four types: prophecy, advice, wisdom, and misc. The lesson goes on to have learners use...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities
Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed