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Plinko Probability

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
It's a good thing the resource dropped into your radar. Young mathematicians use an app that randomly drops balls through a Plinko game and into bins. They compare the distribution to that of an ideal binomial distribution.
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target J

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the best measure of central tendency? Scholars explore mean, median, mode, range, and interquartile range to understand the similarities and differences. They display data in dot plots, histograms, box plots, and more as part of...
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Monitoring Your Well-Being

For Students 6th Standards
Can stress, exercise, and sleep habits affect how people feel? Scholars record their personal habits and temperaments in the weeks leading up to the lesson. Next, they create plot graphs to show correlations between their actions and...
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Frequency Tables and Histograms

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
If the shoe fits, include it in the display. The presentation uses shoe size to introduce organizing data within a frequency table and a histogram. Using another histogram, the video outlines how to interpret the data display. To...
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How Long is 30 Seconds?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is time on your side? Pupils come up with an experiment to test whether their classmates can guess how long it takes for 30 seconds to elapse. They divide the class data into two groups, create box-and-whisker plots, and analyze the...
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How Long is 30 Seconds?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How long is 30 seconds? Scholars compete to determine who can most accurately predict how long 30 seconds lasts and then compare accuracy among groups. They collect and sort data, determine the central tendencies, and divide the data...
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Armspans

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young mathematicians collect data on the arm spans of classmates. Then they sort the data by measures of center, spread, and standard deviation. Finally, they compare groups, such as boys and girls, to interpret any differences. 
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Finding Frequencies from Histograms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Drawing and reading a histogram are two different skills. Support those having difficulty making the transition with a lesson that contains video support. Learners may view a pair of videos demonstrating how to read the frequency of a...
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Real-Life Math | Data Analyst

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Data is just waiting for scholars to analyze. By viewing a video of a data analyst explaining his job and the math that surrounds it, scholars begin a lesson on data collection and analysis. Groups develop questions for a poll on teenage...
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Reading Stem and Leaf Diagrams

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What are you growing in your math classroom? Scholars use a video lesson to learn how to read a stem and leaf diagram. The video instructor explains how to interpret the key and then explores how to find the range, mode, and median from...
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Drawing Stem and Leaf Diagrams

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Plant the seed and watch it grow! A video lesson teaches learners how to create a stem-and-leaf diagram from a set of data. The instructor discusses the purpose and advantages of organizing data with the diagrams.
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Interpreting Pie Charts

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Not pi, but pie! A video instructor explains how to read and interpret a pie chart. The lesson shows the best way to identify the part of the population in each section of the pie using fractions and/or percents.
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Reading Pictograms

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Let the pictures do the talking! Young scholars learn to analyze data displayed in pictograms using a video resource. They then test their analytical skills by reading and answering questions using several pictogram examples.
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Drawing a Pie Chart

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Easy as pie ... with a little work anyway! A complete lesson provides video instruction on creating a pie chart from a set of data. The practice that follows helps learners draw their own pie charts while practicing skills from the video. 
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Line Graphs

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Here's a lesson sure to keep classes in line! A straight-to-the-point video explains the steps of creating a line graph from a table of data. Following the video, learners have plenty of opportunities to practice with the included...
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Reading Histograms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Learn how to read and write histograms. A pair of video lessons instructs learners on the skills required to find the frequency of a range in a population from a histogram. The lesson compares a histogram to a frequency table....
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Drawing Histograms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Decrease the frequency of histogram-related questions! A well-designed lesson shows how to create and read a frequency histogram using a series of three videos. Learners then complete practice problems that use the concepts shown in the...
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Determining Densities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Don't be dense—use a robust resource. The second installment of a five-part Floaters and Sinkers unit has learners determine the densities of several objects. As part of the activity, they learn the displacement method for finding...
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Floaters and Sinkers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Whatever floats your boat. Young engineers learn about density by measuring the masses and volumes of boxes filled with different materials. Using their knowledge of densities, they hypothesize whether objects with given densities will...
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Household Energy Conservation and Efficiency

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are your household devices eating up a lot of energy? Pupils investigate household energy efficiency through a set of activities. They find ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption. This is the 21st installment of a...
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Energy Resources and Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We've talked a lot about energy, but where does energy come from? Pupils brainstorm different energy sources through a class discussion to kick off the 14th installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit. They then research...
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Energy Perspectives

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
The data says ... the resource is great to use. Using Microsoft Excel, pupils analyze data from the US Department of Energy in the fifth lesson of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit. Each group looks at a different data set and...
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Whoopsies, Graphing Edition

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
How do you handle common mistakes in your classroom? A graphing activity prepares scholars to recognize common misconceptions when graphing ordered pairs. The activity concentrates on three common graphing mistakes.
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Building-Testing-Improving Paper Airplanes: Head's Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Take foldables to all new heights. Pupils build and fly different types of paper airplanes in the 14th portion of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups collect data on distance and flight time for each plane and compare the data from the...