# Which is better … original movies or their sequels?

…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, 16

# Pixar versus DreamWorks

…ies. 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, 18

# Does it pay to get educated?

…Waldman of 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, 13

# 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, 12

# 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, 12

# Fantastic Beasts – What did it cost to make?

…nsion 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, 12

# Longest NHL overtime games in history

…one of the Stanley Cup falls in this top ten list of longest hockey games ever played and if the ratio of game minutes to TV minutes holds up to our 1:2.5 estimate. Enjoy! Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.doc Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever-solutions.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.SP.3, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3… 0, 12

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…lose shave – Does facial hair improve a quarterback's performance? How large in an adequate sample? Can you deduce a correlation? How could you choose the data to ensure a correlation? what's the most effective graph to demonstrate the data? 6.SP.1, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.C.9 Losing team in the playoffs – How often do teams with losing records qualify for the playoffs? Who was the worst team ever to make the playoffs? In this activity students explore… 0, 65

# How many wins is Lebron worth?

…'s effect 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… 0, 10

# NFL Math Activities

…B rating of quarterbacks with and without facial hair. This task can be used to explore a number of math ideas such as sampling, causation versus correlation, misleading data, measures of central tendency, variability and data visualization. 6.SP.1, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.C.9 Fantasy football In the midst of another NFL season, we introduce students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and… 0, 60

# 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, 7

# Jackie Robinson

…ider how many hits and homeruns Jackie might have had if he had begun his MLB career at the age of 20. We also take a look at the value of his first baseball card and speculate how much the card will be worth in the future. See the activity, CCSS correlation and the trailer for "42" below. Remembering_Robinson.pdf For members we have an editable doc, an excel chart, and solutions. Remembering_Robinson.doc Robinson-data.xls Remembering_Robinson-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.EE.9, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4,… 0, 7

# Peak of Hurricane season

…fficial Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1 and doesn’t end until November 30th. Encourage your students to join the conversation, knowledgeably, by using Brian’s latest creation. Students read about hurricane classfications and calculate the possible increases in destruction from various scaled events. Estimation, data analysis with graphs to study trends, damage expense, average frequency, and histogram are all part of this lesson. CCSS: 6.SP.3 , 6.SP.4 , 6.SP.5 , S-ID.1… 0, 7

# New Pirates of the Caribbean – How profitable?

…and predict for themselves if this will be another profitable Pirate movie. You might kick off the activity with this trailer of the movie. The Activity: pirates-of-the-caribbean.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel file of our calculations, and solutions with teaching tips. pirates-of-the-caribbean.docx Pirates.xlsx pirates-of-the-caribbean-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 6.SP.3 7.EE.B.3, MP5, HSM Save… 0, 6

# Monopoly 2014

…tion 8 on the Word document uses property names that are related to our room and our school in Newton. You can easily change the document to relate to your room and school.) monopoly2014.pdf Activity as questions and separate Excel data: monopoly-wo-excel.pdf + monopoly-data.xls For member we have solutions and an editable Word doc: monopoly2014.docx monopoly2014-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.G., 6.SP.3, 6.SP.5, 8.F.4, 8.SP, S-ID… 0, 6