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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
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Mean, Median, and Mode with CK-12 PLIX

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help middle schoolers find meaning in measures of central tendency with a collection of interactive math resources. Offering real-world contexts for investigating the mean, median, and mode of data sets, these digital activities make...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...
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“I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Math

For Teachers 6th Standards
Help your sixth graders reach their Common Core math standards by providing them with a checklist of "I can" statements for each standard. As each concept is covered, kids can check it off, as long as they can do what it states. 
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A (Ear) Budding Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written...
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Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What a find! Here is a lesson, designed to meet sixth grade math Common Core standards, that focuses on the calculation of different measures of center for the scores from a penalty shoot-out competition. An independent...
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Paperclip Statistics

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Begin with an attention-grabbing activity: have individuals link as many paper clips together as they can in a two-minute time span. Collect the results into a data table, which they will then display in a graph or plot. They calculate...
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Statistics

For Students 6th Standards
New ReviewFind the value in analyzing data values. Statistics is the focus in the fifth of seven installments of the 6th Grade Math series. Individuals learn to examine dot plots, histograms, and box plots by considering the shape, mean, median,...
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Tuck Shop

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Correct a misleading conclusion. Individuals review a set of data and a conclusion to determine what is wrong with the conclusion. Pupils then represent the data with an appropriate display. Finally, learners develop a correct conclusion...
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Exploring Variables While Testing and Improving Mint-Mobiles (for Middle School)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There are more ways to use mint candies than to just eat them. In groups, learners design and build race cars using mint candies, drinking straws, Popsicle sticks, index cards, and other materials. They decide on an independent variable...
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Hands-On Data Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
Jump at the chance to use this resource. A kinesthetic activity has classmates jumping in several different ways (standing, single-step, and multiple-step jumps) to create handprints on poster paper taped to the wall. They measure the...
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Lesson 12: Absolute Mean Deviation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learn a different way to determine variability. An informative instructional activity provides directions on how to calculate the mean absolute deviation of a data set. Pupils use examples to learn the process and then practice finding...
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By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle-Grade Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A cross-curricular resource teaches and reinforces mathematical concepts with several activities that use parts of a newspaper. Scholars use scavenger hunts to find the different ways math is used in the paper along with using data...
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Grades 7-8 Mean, Median, and Mode

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Take a central look at data. The differentiated lesson provides activities for pupils to calculate central tendencies. Scholars begin choosing three central tendency activities from a Tic-Tac-Toe board. Learners then choose from sports,...
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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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Median for a Frequency Table

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Try to find the middle of a frequency table. Using a frequency table of ages, the video shows how to use a formula to determine the position of the median. The resource uses frequency tables with both even and odd numbers of data points.
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The Lowdown — Examining California's Prison System: Real-World Ratio

For Teachers 6th Standards
Free yourself from the shackles of traditional math lessons. Young mathematicians investigate race, gender, and age differences in California's prison system. They use provided graphics to compare the prison population with the state's...
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Medians and Quartiles from Grouped Frequency Tables and Histograms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Determine medians within a group. Given data represented as a frequency table of grouped data, the video demonstrates finding an estimation for the median. After finding the group where the median resides, the presenter uses a formula to...
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The Median

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Find the one in the middle. An informative resource explains how to determine the median of a set of numbers. Using both even and odd numbers of data points, the video covers the process of finding the middle number. Worksheets provide...
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The Range

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Spread the data out on the range. The short video provides a definition of the range. Using a data set of five numbers, the resource calculates the range.
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The Mean

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Two steps toward the mean. Using a set of five numbers, a video shows the calculation steps needed to find the mean. Classmates then practice the new skills independently.
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Estimated Means from Grouped Data

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can scholars determine the mean if the frequency is for a range? By using a method similar to finding the mean from a frequency table, the video shows how to find an estimated mean for grouped data. It uses the midpoint of the interval...
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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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EngageNY

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...
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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...
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Unit 3 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 6)

For Students 6th Standards
Cluster, line plot, and statistics are only a few terms found in a set of flashcards designed to reinforce math vocabulary. Seventy cards offer boldly printed word cards, and definition cards equipped with labeled examples. 
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Assessment For The California Mathematics Standards Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Test your scholars' knowledge of a multitude of concepts with an assessment aligned to the California math standards. Using the exam, class members show what they know about the four operations, positive and negative numbers, statistics...
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Mean Absolute Deviation

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Can you determine the location of a city based solely on its monthly temperature data? Learners explore temperature data by analyzing the mean and mean absolute deviation among other calculations. Using the results, they predict the...
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3...2...1...Puff!

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Which will make it fly better? Individuals build paper rockets with fins that are launched using straws. After determining an average flight distance, they make adjustments, such as size and location of fins, and try again. A second...
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Statistical Measurements

For Students 6th Standards
What was your age the first time you lost a tooth, broke a bone, or learned to ride a bike? Young mathematicians choose a set of data to examine with an educational lesson on statistical measurements. After they collect data and...
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Box, Stem-Leaf, and Histogram

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A helpful and versatile worksheet requires young mathematicians to analyze data in order to create graphs and answer questions. Additionally, it prompts learners to find the mean, median, mode, and range of some of the data sets.
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Finding an Average

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young hopefuls can practice finding the average of a group of numbers represented in tables and word problems. 
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Box-and-Whisker Plots

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Statistics is made approachable, and dare we say fun, in this activity on using box-and-whisker plots to analyze and compare data sets. Specific emphasis is placed on interpretations and explanations while graphing, and in using the...
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Collecting and Working with Data

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Add to your collection of math resources with this extensive series of data analysis worksheets. Whether your teaching how to use frequency tables and tally charts to collect and organize data, or introducing young mathematicians to pie...
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Data Analysis and Central Tendency Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What better way to learn about statistics than to take a survey? Engaging students with power of choice, this pre-algebra project offers a meaningful opportunity for young mathematicians to demonstrate their understanding of basic data...
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Flicking Football Fun

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians fold and flick their way to a deeper understanding of statistics with a fun, hands-on math unit. Over the course of four lessons, students use paper footballs to generate data as they learn how to create line...
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Practice: Word Problems

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Congratulations, you've just hit the word problem jackpot! Covering an incredible range of topics from integers and fractions, to percents, geometry, and much more, this collection of worksheets will keep young mathematicians busy...
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Candy Math Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Few things can motivate children to learn like the promise of a sweet and tasty treat. Given a bag of M&M®s, Skittles®, or other colorful candy, students first predict the contents of the bag before counting the pieces, creating a...
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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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Mean, Median, Mode, Minimum, Maximum Posters

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Introduce mean, median, and mode and post these bright posters in your classroom. The posters focus on the vocabulary and highlights the answer choice. Each one is colorful, which will engage and attract your learners. 
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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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The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
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Super Ticket Sales

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use this graphing data using box and whisker plots lesson plan to have learners make box and whisker plots about ticket sales of popular movies. They find the mean, median, and mode of the data. Pupils compare ticket sales of the opening...
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See How They Run!: The 100 Meter Dash

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you as fast as Usain Bolt? Class members time each other running the 100-meter dash, then analyze the data using different graphical representations. They then draw conclusions by comparing different sample sets and seeing how they...
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The Mean, Median, and Mode Chain Gang

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Students analyze a set of data. They work in cooperative groups and use chain links to identify the mean, median, and mode of the chain.