# Which is better … original movies or their sequels?

…urve & 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 Sequel-solution2016.pdf… 0, 8

# Clean Close Shave

…rterback 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, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.C.9… 0, 7

# Pixar versus DreamWorks

…sider 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?

…ut 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, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.1,… 0, 6

# Season 12, American Idol

…ts 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

# 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

# Fantastic Beasts – What did it cost to make?

…udents 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. How_much_does_it_cost_to_make_a_Harry_Potter_movie.docx… 0, 5

# 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

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…ve – 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 teams… 0, 24

# Hurricanes

…proaching Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and Florida. Encourage your students to join the conversation, knowledgeably, by using our activity. 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. The activity: hurricane2017-update.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, S-ID.1 For… 0, 3

# In honor of Presidents’ Day find out about President’s pay

…aphing calculator for this lesson. The data is graphed and ready to be analyzed and modeled. Or discuss Presidential Pay over time using the interactive plot.ly graphs at the bottom of this post. The activity: Presidents-pay2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of our data and graphs, and solutions. Presidents-pay2017.docx presidents-salaries2017.xlsx Presidents-pay2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.REI, HSF.IF.4 See our graphs… 0, 2

# Moneymaking holiday movies

…se, consider the most appropriate graphical representation and graph the data … along with sharing what they have seen and enjoyed. Student activity: top10HolidayMovies2016.pdf For members we have a Word docx, an Excel sheet of data/graphs and solutions/hints. top10holidaymovies2016.docx 10highestgrosingmovies2016.xlsx top10holidaymovies2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5d… 0, 2

# Going back to school posts

….RP.3, 6.SP, 7.EE, 7.RP.3, 7.SP Does it pay to get educated? – Students compare the earning power for people who have invested time, effort, and often money in order to strengthen their education and learning. 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 How much does it cost to send you back to school? – Students work together to create a back-to-school needs list; confer and research to estimate the cost of these items; tally and compare the whole class’s… 0, 8

# Pre-winter holiday activities!

…equire 1,000 feet of lights. HSG.MG.A.1, MP.1, MP.2, MP.3, MP.4 Holiday movies – Just updated. Students compare the highest grossing Holiday movies of all time. Rounding, fractions, percents, and choosing the most appropriate graph. 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5d Do I have enough wrapping paper? – Students estimate the size of a gift and decide if the given wrapping paper is going to be enough. Finally they try to create a rule for determining enough wrapping paper from a present’s… 0, 7

# Is the Electoral College vote similar to the Popular vote?

…t? – The President’s salary does not change from year to year. With the Consumer Price Index (CPI) students consider what the President’s salaries are actually worth in today’s dollars. They predict their own salary if they were to become president. 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.REI, HSF.IF.4 Electoral College versus the Popular vote – Students work on the relative size of each state’s Electoral College vote numbers and how they are derived. 6.EE, 7.RP.A, 8.EE, HSG.MG.A,… 0, 2