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Means from Frequency Tables

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Shorten the calculations with the power of multiplication. Using the meaning of multiplication, the video shows a more efficient method of calculating the mean for data displayed in a frequency table. There is no need to write out each...
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Tell it Like it is!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars apply prior knowledge of statistics to write a conclusion. They summarize using correct academic language and tell the story of the data.
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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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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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Measures of Center

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Bring statistics to the front and center. An informative video describes how to find measures of center for numerical data. It covers the mean, the median, and the mode, as well as briefly mentions outliers.
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Measures of Variation

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Variation makes the world—and data sets—more interesting. Young data analysts view an engaging YouTube video to learn about measures of variation. Range and interquartile range are the topics under consideration here.
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Mean Absolute Deviation

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
I mean it when I say that you'll learn about mean absolute deviation. By watching an informative YouTube video, viewers see how to calculate the mean absolute deviation. The video shows a few examples and explains the interpretation of...
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Physics Tug of War

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Slide books with a little assistance from Newton. Using books, groups create a demonstration of Newton's Second Law of motion. Pupils compare the distance traveled by one and two books when they apply a force to them.
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Balsa Glider Competition

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Change one variable and try again. Teams build basic balsa gliders and collect data on their flight distances and times. Through collaboration, the team decides on two modifications to make to the basic design and collect data for the...
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Grapevine Fabrication—Part 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
How do generics stand up against name brands? Groups work to compare three different generic brands of raisins to a recognizable name brand. Classmates count the number of raisins in each box and share with other teams. Using the data,...
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Grapevine Fabrication—Part 1

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
How many raisins are in the box? Pupils count the number of raisins in a box and combine their data with the class data. Using different displays, class members develop an answer to the statistical question.
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Mode: Kittens

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It is not as difficult as herding cats. The short interactive provides a group of kittens to sort according to their colors. Pupils determine the mode of the number of kittens by color. The questions continue with other numbers of...
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Mode: Mucho Money

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Generate stacks of money. Given bills of different denominations, pupils stack them based on their values. The learners figure out which value is the mode of the data and determine whether the data is unimodal, bimodal, or multimodal.
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Mode: Boxes of Oranges

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
See how your data stacks up. Pupils stack crates of oranges in increasing order, creating a simple bar graph. Using the graph, individuals determine measures of center and describe the shape of the distribution. Scholars determine what...
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Mean: Harmonic Mean

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Let the means live in harmony. With lengths representing the values of a small data set, learners compare the arithmetic mean to the harmonic mean. The pupils determine which value is the most accurate representation of the average of...
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The Represented World: Communication—Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your classes to design and market a new product. Collaborative groups use geometry skills to create packaging for their products. Finally, they plan a marketing strategy to present to a marketing specialist.
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Mean: Arithmetic Mean

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How is a mean affected by changes in data? A well-designed animation allows individuals to manipulate data and watch the effect on the mean. Challenge questions help guide users to conclusions about outliers and skew within data.
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It's a Gassy World!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How much does your class know about the relationship between climate change and carbon dioxide? Science scholars explore the nature of greenhouse gases and rising ocean temperature through demonstrations, research, and experiments. The...
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Creating Data Sets from Statistical Measures

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Explore the measures of central tendency through a challenging task. Given values for the mean, median, mode, and range, collaborative groups create a set of data that would produce those values. They then critique other answers and...
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Choosing Samples

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
What makes a good sample? Your classes collaborate to answer this question through a task involving areas of rectangles. Given a set of 100 rectangles, they sample a set of five rectangles to estimate the average area of the figures. The...
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The Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is there a way to measure variability? The ninth resource in a series of 22 introduces mean absolute deviation, a measure of variability. Pupils learn how to determine the measure based upon its name, then they use the mean absolute...
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Summarizing a Data Distribution by Describing Center, Variability, and Shape

For Teachers 6th Standards
Put those numbers to work by completing a statistical study! Pupils finish the last two steps in a statistical study by summarizing data with displays and numerical summaries. Individuals use the summaries to answer the statistical...
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Describing Center, Variability, and Shape of a Data Distribution from a Graphical Representation

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the typical length of a yellow perch? Pupils analyze a histogram of lengths for a sample of yellow perch from the Great Lakes. They determine which measures of center and variability are best to use based upon the shape of the...
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Comparing Data Distributions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Box in the similarities and differences. The 19th lesson in a unit of 22 presents class members with multiple box plots to compare. Learners use their understanding of five-number summaries and box plots to find similarities and...