Which is better … original movies or their sequels?

…e data, normal curve & standard deviation. The last question in the activity gets at sample size. This is your opportunity to discuss sample size and random sampling and certainty in your data analysis. The activity: Sequel2016.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4,HSS.ID.A.1,HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.A.3, HSS.ID.A.4, HSS.IC.A.1 For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of the data and graphs, and solutions. Sequel2016.docx Sequel2016.xlsx… 0, 8

Clean Close Shave

…reduces quarterback performance? Which measure of central tendency best represents the data? What type of graph or plot can be used to display the data? The activity: Should_Quarterbacks_grow_facial_hair.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of the data and graph, and solutions. Should_Quarterbacks_grow_facial_hair.docx Facial_Hair_Excel File.xlsx Should_Quarterbacks_grow_facial_hair__Solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4,… 0, 7

Pixar versus DreamWorks

…o companies. Consider launching this activity with a few of these Pixar movie trailers and these Dreamworks movie trailers. The activity: + a student’s Excel file: BestAnimations2016.pdf + Pixar_vs._Dreamworks-students2016.xlsx CCSS: 3.MD.3, 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.1, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.A.3, HSS.IC.B.6 For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel file with graphs, and solutions. BestAnimations2016.docx Pixar_vs._Dreamworks-teachers2016.xlsx… 0, 7

What does 95% confidence in the poll results mean?

…re polls about approval ratings for Congress and President Trump. You can see the latest poll results here. I get so confused when polling results are reported. What is this 95% confidence measure? What’s the margin of error? What is standard deviation? In this activity students consider the errors in choosing polling samples, find the absolute mean data difference, the standard deviation of a sample and calculate the margins of error. The activity: Polling.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.4,… 0, 6

How many wins is Lebron worth?

…t on the performance of a team. Lebron’s-effect.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel file of the data and charts, and solutions. Lebron’s-effect.docx Lebron_How_Many_Wins_is_he_worth.xlsx Lebron’s-effect-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.4,P, 8.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.1 To kick off the lesson consider showing your class this montage/mix of Lebron, which was created by Mikus Zupins: (great video, but there is one “s” word about at 1:48, so stop it before then)… 0, 6

Season 12, American Idol

…which students create box plots (box and whisker plots). Students use box plots to analyze the premiere and finale data. They can make their plots by hand or use technology at Interactivate’s Free Box Plot Application. season12-idol.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel data and graph file, and solutions. season12-idol.doc idol12.xls season12-idol-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4… 0, 6

Fantastic Beasts – What did it cost to make?

…an extension students make box plots and analyze the interquartile values to understand outliers. This is an interesting set of data, with an outlier and a mode that may be the most representative measure of the set. Enjoy the Beasts! CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, HSS.ID.A.1, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.A.3 The activity: How_much_does_it_cost_to_make_a_Harry_Potter_movie.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions & tips…. 0, 5

Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

…tivities: BasketballStats.pdf FootballStats.pdf HockeyStats.pdf BaseballStats.pdf For middle school students, the lesson focuses on the 8th grade CCSS around scatter plots, association, outliers and clusters. Payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.6 For high school students the lesson focuses on high school CCSS, such as correlation coefficients and distinguishing between correlation and causation. HS-team-payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: HSS.ID.C.8,… 0, 5

It sure is cold out … or is it?

…January temperatures while they try to discover a correlation. Is this a linear or near linear relationship? … averaging, missing data for averaging, line of best fit, Google Earth, world locations, linear review, extrapolation … This lesson is chocked full of interesting mathematics and world awareness. cold-out.pdf For members we have Word docs, solutions and graphs. cold-out.doc cold-out-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSA.CED.A.2, HSF.LE.A.1… 0, 4

Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…win a lot? – Students compare team wins with team salaries in the four major North American sports … the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL. Students use data from recent seasons to create scatter plots comparing wins and salaries for each sport. 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.6, HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9 Extra point or 2-point conversion? – The NFL changed the extra point kick distance to 33 yards and now teams have a tough decision to make, go for one or two points? The one… 0, 24

Three great World Cup activities

World Cup ranking – Students explore the ranking formulated from each team’s previous 4 years of play in their geographical divisions. The formula is complex and weighted. Is it fair? 5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA World Cup draw – How did FIFA sort the 32 world’s strongest soccer teams and support each geographic region? Are the first round groupings fair? 7.SP, HSS.MD, MP.1, MP.3 World Cup – How many ways – Students examine the rules and order of play and… 0, 4

NBA Finals, 2017

…nfographic created by Paul Van Slembrouck, @ptvan at paulvanslembrouck.com Original data compiled by Idris Raja. Continue exploring NBA championship data in our handout by exploring the dominance of a select few teams in NBA history. Students work the data, data representations and statistics. For which kind of observations are circle graphs or bar graphs most useful? Who has won the most NBA titles NBA history? Lots of math! The activity: nba-finals2017.pdf CCSS: 8.SP.1 , 7.SP.4 , 6.SP.3 ,… 0, 4

Does it pay to get educated?

…Newton Public Schools, modified our post to make it a little easier for his students. This is his modification: does-it-pay-to-get-educated-Waldman.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet of the data and chart, and solutions. does-it-pay-to-get-educated.doc income&ed-level.xlsx does-it-pay-to-get-educated-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.2, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 6.SP.3 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, MP.1, MP.3… 0, 4

Triple Crown hopeful at the Preakness Stakes

…ility of winning the second and third events. The activity: Will-AlwaysDreamer-win-TripleCrown.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Will-AlwaysDreamer-win-TripleCrown.docx Will-AlwaysDreamer-win-TripleCrown-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.B.5, 7.SP.C, 8.SP.C., HSS.MD.A More Horseracing activities California Chrome’s lineage – calculating fraction of parentage of this horse. CCSS: 3.NFA, 4.NFA, 5.NFB, 6.RP Triple Crown Possibilities – Tons of calculations and measurements of… 0, 5

Typical Super Bowl scores 2017

…te the activity, refer back to the interactive box whisker plots from plot.ly at the bottom of this post. You can review many of the questions from the activity sheet and easily manipulate the data and plot through our plot at plot.ly. CCSS: 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, S-ID.2 The Activity: SuperBowl2017.pdf For members we’ve given you an editable Word docx, the Exel sheet with our calculations, and the solutions,. SuperBowl2017.docx TypicalSuperBowlScores2017.xlsx SuperBowl2017-solution.pdf… 0, 4