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The United States of Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mississippi has both the highest obesity and poverty rate in the US. Does the rest of the data show a correlation between the poverty and obesity rate in a state? Learners tackle this question as they practice their skills of regression....
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NFL Quarterback Salaries

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use statistics to decide if NFL quarterbacks earn their salaries! Learners study correlation coefficients after using technology to calculate regression equations. Through the data, they learn the meaning of correlation and correlation...
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Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The more you text, the less you study. Have classes test this hypothesis or another question related to text messages. Using real data, learners use technology to create a scatter plot and calculate a regression line. They create a dot...
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6 Billion and Counting

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Will all the people be able to fit? Using historical population growth rates for continents, pupils determine estimates for the future population. The second day, pupils investigate whether a linear, quadratic, or exponential function...
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Prescient Grading

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do homework grades really determine test scores? Learn whether lines of best fit, correlation coefficients, and residuals can be used to determine test scores when given homework grades. (It would certainly save teachers time in grading...
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Interpreting Correlation

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Is 0.56 stronger than -0.78? Interpret the correlation coefficient as the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two variables. An algebra lesson introduces the correlation coefficient by estimating and then calculating it.
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Algebra 1 (Module 2)

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Check for understanding at the end of your descriptive statistics unit with an end-of-module assessment. It uses five questions to measure progress toward mastery of descriptive statistics standards. Each question is developed to address...
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Analyzing Data Collected on Two Variables

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Assign an interactive poster activity to assess your class's knowledge and skill concerning data analysis. The teacher reference provides solid questions to ask individuals or groups as they complete their posters.
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Describing Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners will practice many ways of describing data using coordinate algebra in this unit written to address many Common Core State Standards. Simple examples of different ways to organize data are shared and then practice problems...
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Module 8: Modeling Data

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Statistics come front and center in this unit all about analyzing discrete data. Real-world situations yield data sets that the class then uses to tease out connections and conclusions. Beginning with the basic histogram and...
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TV/Test Grades

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teasing relationships and trends out of data is a key mathematical skill developed through this activity for young statisticians. Taking provided data, the learners walk through the statistical process of making a hypothesis and...
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Equal Salaries for Equal Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners perform data analysis and draw conclusions bound to stir lively debate in a statistical activity. Starting with data comparing men's and women's wages, the class performs two different kinds of regressions to determine trends....
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Correlation Coefficient

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your class can learn about positive and negative correlation by exploring the relationship between pairs of quantitative variables. Start with a description of the variables and hypothesize if a strong or weak correlation exists. Make...
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Representing Data 2: Using Box Plots

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What information can be gleaned from a box and whiskers plot? Discuss the five summary values - minimum, maximum, upper and lower quartiles, and median - and what conclusions can be made from these values? Included here is a matching...
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Representing Data 1: Using Frequency Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a activity that focuses on the use of frequency graphs to identify a range of measures and makes sense of data in a real-world context as well as constructing frequency graphs given information about the mean, median, and range...
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Hot Dog Eating

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's extremely important to pace yourself. Scholars watch portions of a video of the 2014 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Using pictures that show one contestant's number of hot dogs at various times, they use rates to estimate how many...
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Application and Modeling of Standard Deviation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The first activity in this resource has learners computing the mean and standard deviation of two different data sets and drawing conclusions based on their results. The second activity has them using a dice-rolling simulation to...
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Coffee and Crime

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a correlation between the number of coffee shops and the amount of crime in a given area? In this quick exercise, your class will examine the data, interpret the results, and discuss their conclusion. Concepts covered include...
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Function Projects

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
This project focuses on nonlinear functions (exponential and quadratic) are found in real world situations.  Learners pick an experiment to conduct and then graph their functions and data of the results of their projects. Growth patterns...
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Strike a Pose: Modeling in the Real World (There's Nothing to It!)

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Adjust this lesson to fit either beginning or more advanced learners. Build a scatter plot, determine appropriate model (linear, quadratic, exponential), and then extend to evaluate the model with residuals. This problem uses real-world...
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Investigating Correlation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers investigate different types of correlation in this statistics lesson. They identify positive, negative and no correlation as it relates to their data. They then find the line of best fit for the plotted data.
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Curve Fitting

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Pupils investigate linear, quadratic, and exponential regressions. They plot sets of data points, determine the regression equation that best fits the data and lastly investigate the coefficient of determination.
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Logistic Growth, Differential Equations, Slope Fields

For Teachers 12th Standards
Investigate differential equations with your class. They use the TI-89 to explore differential equations analytically, graphically, and numerically as the examine the relationships between each of the three approaches.