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Illustrative Mathematics

Oakland Coliseum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help algebra learners relate a real-life function that happens at the Oakland Coliseum every time the Raiders play. The resource states that the revenue of the Oakland Raiders home games is a function of the number of seats sold and the...
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Curated OER

Estimating the Mean State Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seventh grade statisticians randomly select five states and then determine the mean area. The class then works together to create a dot plot of their results. 
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Mathematics Assessment Project

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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Curated OER

Batter Up! Math Stations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Math stations that review important concepts with the real-world example of baseball.
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Curated OER

Are You My Little Peanut?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the mass and length of peanuts by pretending to parent a peanut. In this mode, median and range lesson students graph their measurements and then use them to find the mode, median and range. Students discuss peanut...
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Curated OER

Energy Audit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students collect data about energy usage and use mathematical calculations to analyze their data. In this energy conservation and statistics math lesson, students survey their homes to complete an energy usage worksheet. Students...
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National Security Agency

Are You Ready to Call the Guinness Book of Records?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners design questions that can be answered by collecting data. In this line-plot lesson, pupils collect data and graph on a line plot on world records. An abundant supply of teacher support is provided in this resource.
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Curated OER

Data Analysis Using Technology

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Analyze data using technology. Middle schoolers design data investigations, describe data, and draw their own conclusions. Then they select the best type of graph, graph and interpret the data, and look for patterns in trends. They also...
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Texas Instruments

Is It or Isn't It Proportional

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can you tell if number relationships are proportional? Mathematicians investigate proportional relationships. They compare and contrast functions and graphs to determine the characteristics of proportional relationships, as well as...
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Curated OER

Data and Probability: What is the Best Snack?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this math/nutrition lesson plan, the nutritional value of 3 snack foods is recorded on a data chart and represented on a bar graph. Students analyze and compare information, construct data charts and related bar graphs, and draw...
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Beyond Benign

Leave Only Footprints

For Teachers 6th - 8th
You don't need to tip-toe around an enlightening resource. Young environmentalists learn about ecological footprints in the fourth lesson of 15. Answering a questionnaire helps them see how their own families and homes affect the...
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American Statistical Association

Who Has the Longest First Name?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Name that statistic! Classmates each write their name and the number of letters in it on a sticky note to place on the board. As a class, they determine the median, mode, and range of the name lengths, and create a dot plot of the data....
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Utah Education Network (UEN)

Statistics

For Students 6th Standards
Find 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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Performance
Radford University

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...
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Performance
Radford University

Box-and-Whisker Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Think inside the box. Working in small groups, pupils design a study to answer comparing two data sets. Team members collect data and construct box-and-whisker plots and analyze them to prove or disprove their hypothesis. They develop...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Let's Buy a Car

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ready to buy a car? Learners research different makes and models of cars to decide on the best one to buy. They collect data on cost, fuel efficiency, safety ratings, and insurance costs, then create and analyze data displays to make...
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Radford University

Danger! – An Analysis of the Death Toll of Natural Disasters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decipher the danger of natural disasters. Using researched data, scholars work in groups to create data displays on the number of deaths from different types of natural disasters. They share their graphical representations with the class...
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National Museum of Mathematics

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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Pace University

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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Assessment
CCSS Math Activities

Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target J

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the best measure of central tendency? Scholars explore mean, median, mode, range, and interquartile range to understand the similarities and differences. They display data in dot plots, histograms, box plots, and more as part of...
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American Statistical Association

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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American Statistical Association

How Fast Are You?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Quick! Snap up the lesson. Scholars first use an online app to collect data on reaction times by clicking a button when the color of a box changes. They then plot and analyze the data by considering measures of center, measures of...
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American Statistical Association

Step into Statastics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Class members study the size of classmates' feet and perform a statistical analysis of their data. They solve for central tendencies, quartiles, and spread for the entire group as well as subgroups. They then write a conclusion based on...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Understand and Create Histograms: Histograms

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Determine the shape of weight. Using the interactive, class members build a histogram displaying weight ranges collected in a P.E. class. Scholars describe the shape of the histogram and determine which measure of central tendency to use...