Lesson Plan
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

#### Population Dynamics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Will human population growth always be exponential, or will we find a limiting factor we can't avoid? Young scientists learn about both exponential and logistic growth models in various animal populations. They use case studies to...
Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

#### Information Technology: Photoshop Scale

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice...
Lesson Plan
eGFI

#### Lesson: Guilt-Free Chocolate

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Experiment with chocolate coating on cookies! What a delightful way to learn about food processing and chemical engineering. Throughout this activity, groups collect measurements and make calculations. They conclude by writing...
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Flipped Math

#### Unit 12 Review: Probability and Normal Distributions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's time to assess probability knowledge. Individuals complete a set of problems to review concepts from the unit. They identify outcomes and sample spaces, determine compound and conditional probabilities, and investigate situations...
Lesson Plan
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#### Animal Research and Vaccines

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Animals save lives. In small groups pupils research the role of animals in the development of vaccines. Each team investigates one disease to find out how the vaccine was developed and how animals played a role n the research. Groups...
Lesson Plan
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#### Learning From Animals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is all research on animals bad? Learners use a video to understand how animal research benefits humans. Pupils read about a drug modification turned deadly and the result of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Scholars use a...
Lesson Plan
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#### The Innate Immune System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
My body is my castle. Pupils learn about the innate immune system in the second lesson plan of a three-part unit on the immune system by comparing the innate immune system to a castle and moat. Groups conduct a simulation where they try...
Lesson Plan
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#### Discovery and Development of Vaccines

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stop the spread. Pupils work through two activities to gain an understanding of vaccines and immunity. Learners research different types of vaccines and how they are made and explore the advantages and disadvantages of them. Using a...
Lesson Plan
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#### Development of Disease and Infection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's all in the cards. Using cards to simulate a disease's attack on the immune system, pupils develop an understanding of how the immune system and pathogens react to each other and why at times the pathogen wins. Groups play a game to...
Activity
US Department of Commerce

#### Over the Hill - Aging on a Normal Curve

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Nobody is too old to learn something new. Young statisticians analyze census data on the percentage of the population older than 65 years old in US counties. They fit a normal distribution to the data, determine the mean and standard...
Performance

#### Survey Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's time to take a survey. After looking at an example of a survey on lunch preferences, groups design their own surveys. They consider the sample size and sampling technique, then conduct the surveys. As a final activity, they create...
Performance

#### How Do Facebook Likes Accrue Likes?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Finally, a project pupils will instantly like! Young mathematicians collect data on the number of likes they receive for a social media post over time. During the first part of the project, they determine a curve of best fit and...
Performance

#### Is Fall Normal?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fine the normality of fall measurements. Pairs collect measurements of fall leaves and one other fall object. Using the measurements, the groups determine the descriptive statistics for the object and using the Empirical Rule, figure out...
Performance

#### The Normal Distribution Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
For whom does the bell fit? Pupils begin by working in groups gather data on three different variables. They then determine the mean and standard deviation of each data set and create bell curves. To finish, they answer guiding questions...
Performance

#### Are We Normal?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Develop a sense of normal. Learners develop two questions to ask classmates to gather numerical data before creating a box and whisker plot and a histogram to display their data. Class members make inferences and investigate the data...
Performance

#### What is My Standing Height Wise?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Given a scenario in which a class member wants to prove his height is not an outlier, pairs devise a plan and gather evidence to help support his claim. The small groups implement their plans and create graphical displays of their data...
Unit Plan

#### How Normal Are You?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's completely normal to learn about normal distributions. An engaging lesson has young statisticians collect and analyze data about their classmates as well as players on the school's football team. They determine whether each set of...
Unit Plan

#### SAT and ACT – How Equitable Are They?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Test the test takers' knowledge of statistics about data from the SAT and ACT tests. Future collegians explore the idea of gender and racial bias in high-stakes college admissions exams. They analyze historical data on average scores by...
Unit Plan

#### Corn and Popcorn

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have a popping good time. Using probability and statistics skills, learners determine which type of popcorn to buy based on the percentage of kernels popped. After analyzing corn and popcorn sales to make a prediction of future sales,...
Unit Plan

#### What Is Normal?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you taller than a Major League Baseball player? Future mathematicians learn about normal distributions, percentiles, z-scores, and areas under a normal curve. They use the concepts to analyze height data of Major League Baseball...
Unit Plan

#### Are Kitchen Cabinets at the Correct Height? Lessons 1-5

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a not-so-normal unit on normal heights. Future statisticians anonymously collect class data on female heights, weights, and shoe sizes. They then analyze the data using normal distributions, z-scores, percentiles, and the...
Unit Plan

#### Big Future - How SAT Scores Play a Role in College Acceptance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the importance of SAT scores is as easy as ABC. A set of three statistics lessons teaches scholars about normal distributions, the Empirical Rule, and z-scores. They apply their newfound knowledge to investigate data...
eBook
Rice University

#### Introductory Statistics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Statistically speaking, the content covers several grades. Featuring all of the statistics typically covered in a college-level Statistics course, the expansive content spans from sixth grade on up to high school. Material comes from a...
AP Test Prep
College Board

#### 1999 AP® Statistics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Closer to 2010 than expected. Several of the 1999 AP® Statistics free-response questions align to Common Core standards. Items ask pupils to analyze residuals, two-way tables, and calculate expected values to determine the fairness of a...