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Connecting Graphical Representations and Numerical Summaries

For Teachers 6th Standards
Which graph belongs to which summary statistics? Class members build upon their knowledge of data displays and numerical summaries to connect the two. Pupils make connections between different graphical displays of the same data in the...
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Describing Variability Using the Interquartile Range (IQR)

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 13th lesson in a unit of 22 introduces the concept of the interquartile range (IQR). Class members learn to determine the interquartile range, interpret within the context of the data, and finish by finding the IQR using an exclusive...
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Describing Distributions Using the Mean and MAD II

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 11th lesson in the series of 22 is similar to the preceding lesson, but requires scholars to compare distributions using the mean and mean absolute deviation. Pupils use the information to make a determination on which data set is...
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Describing Distributions Using the Mean and MAD

For Teachers 6th Standards
What city has the most consistent temperatures? Pupils use the mean and mean absolute deviation to describe various data sets including the average temperature in several cities. The 10th lesson in the 22-part series asks learners to...
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Variability in a Data Distribution

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars investigate the spread of associated data sets by comparing the data sets to determine which has a greater variability. Individuals then interpret the mean as the typical value based upon the variability.
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The Mean as a Balance Point

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's a balancing act! Pupils balance pennies on a ruler to create a physical representation of a dot plot. The scholars then find the distances of the data points from the balance point, the mean.
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Brandon's Baseball Collection

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Ten questions make up a worksheet that challenges baseball enthusiasts to read a graph then answer questions pertaining to the data's range, mean, median, and mode.  
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Through the Grapevine

For Students K - 12th Standards
Teach statistics by analyzing raisins. A thorough activity provides lesson resources for five levels to include all grades. Younger pupils work on counting and estimation, mid-level learners build on their understanding of the measures...
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Calculating Measures of Dispersion

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Double the fun — calculate two measures of deviation. The lesson plan provides information to lead the class through the process of calculating the mean absolute deviation and the standard deviation of a data set. After learning how to...
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Exploring Statistics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Collect and analyze data to find out something interesting about classmates. Groups devise a statistical question and collect data from their group members. Individuals then create a display of their data and calculate descriptive...
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Air Pollution in the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars investigate levels of nitrogen dioxide in the Pacific Northwest by examining the role of nitrogen in air pollution and how remote sensing can be used to measure nitrogen levels. An Excel spreadsheet calculates the difference...
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STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Keep Away

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
As of 2015, there are 53,481 oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Scholars determine how species diversity is impacted based on the ecosystem's distance from a drilling platform.  It focuses on finding the mean of data sets and creating bar...
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Guest Teacher Plans: Grade 6

For Teachers 6th Standards
Taking a day off of school can feel like a lot more work than going because of the time and effort that goes into making sub plans. Make your life easier with a daily plan for a guest teacher designed to meet the needs of sixth graders...
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Measures of Central Tendency

For Students 6th Standards
Reinforce the concept of central tendency—mean, median, mode, and range—with a practice packet that comprises of eight problems and a structured answer sheet with plenty of room to show work.   
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Baseball Players

For Students 6th Standards
Baseball is all about statistics. Pupils solve problems related to mean, median, and range. They calculate the total weight of players given the mean weight, calculate the mean weight of reserve players given the mean weight of the...
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Zombie's Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Given four sets of data, zombie-loving mathematicians find the mode, range, mean, and median for each set. The sheet is more challenging if calculators are not used; but the data set with large numbers may require a calculator.
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The Magician's Catapult

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Class members work in pairs to build a catapult to launch a grape a given distance. The catapult project, a compound machine, reinforces pupils' understanding of simple machines.
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Growing Up With A Mission

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New Horizons began its journey to Pluto in 2006. Ten years later, it continues its mission. In that time, scholars have surely grown, but how much more will they grow by the time New Horizons reaches its destination? Find out with an...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Locating Earthquakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are patterns in nearly everything — even earthquakes. Pairs research current earthquakes to see if there are any patterns. They determine the mean, median, and mode of the earthquake data, along with the maximum and minimum. Using...
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Vocabulary Representation (Grade 6)

For Students 6th Standards
Support math vocabulary instruction with a reference sheet designed to meet the needs of sixth grade mathematicians. Four pages consist of 20 terms, their definitions, and a picture representation. Terms include percent, least...
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Mean - Concept

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
You mean it's just average? Provide the definition of the mean of a set of data with a concept video. The instructor works three problems that use the concept of the mean. Each problem increases in difficulty from finding a basic average...
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Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Learners read a variety of word problems and find the mode, median, range, and mode from a given set of data. If calculators are not desirable, provide the class with notebook paper to work out the equations. 
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Educate scholars on pollution—air, water, and land—with a series of lessons that begin with a thorough explanation of each type. Learners then take part in three activities to reinforce the importance of reducing pollution. They...