…plots,histograms ect. While high school students might work with greater sophistication, doing some of the same work as middle school students, but extending their work to consider the spread of the 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,… 0, 11

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# Clean Close Shave

…ich 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 Research Shows Tom… 0, 11

# Earth Day, 2017

…ent human-contributed greenhouse gases. This holstein cow is one of many huge contributors to our methane production. Let students calculate percentages of greenhouse gas production from cars, cows, and people. Warning! Flatulence humor. 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP Alarming ice cracks in Antarctica – A new, fast-growing ice crack is forcing the Halley VI British research station in Antarctica (shown above) to be moved. Fear of a huge break-off from the ice sheet is alarming not just to the scientists on… 0, 14

# 3 winners on the Price is Right – what are the chances?

…$1.00 in their Spin-Off spin, they still get a $1,000 cash bonus and a bonus spin. http://priceisright.wikia.com/wiki/Showcase_Showdown What are the chances of this happening, of all three contestants hitting $1,000? Extension: This game has been played about 8,000 times as of fall 2016 and this reportedly the first time this is ever happened. How often should this event mathematically happen? The activity: thepriceisright.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, HSS.CP.B.9 For members we… 0, 9

# Games with dice

…ttom of this post. You might use this dice simulator with the class to help students better understand that as sample size increases, experimental probability should get closer and closer to theoretical probability. games_with_dice.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, S-MD.1, S-MD.5, S-MD.6 Here are game boards for playing Skunk: SKUNK_GAME_BOARDS.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. games_with_dice.doc games-with-dice-solutions.pdf SKUNK game directions: Each letter… 0, 9

# Pixar versus DreamWorks

…r graphs. In the solution materials you can find several different box plots and bar graphs that students might create to compare DreamWorks and Pixar. Students may also come up with other ideas for comparing the two 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,… 0, 9

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…he recipe by to make enough pretzel bites, and multiplying and reducing fractions. 5.NF.3, 5.NF.6, 5.NF.7, 6.NS, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G, 7.NS Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? – The relative frequency of the groundhog's accurate forecasts. 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7 More Football activities Home Team Advantage – Students study the data from a graphic to verify whether there is or is not a home team advantage. 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.SP.4 Big Bucks – Students look at various sport's… 0, 51

# Three great World Cup activities

# What does 95% confidence in the poll results mean?

…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, 7.SP.2,HSS.IC.A.1,… 0, 8

# Season 12, American Idol

…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, 8

# How many wins is Lebron worth?

…ance 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) or… Show this… 0, 8

# NFL Math Activities

…l in the end zone from the two yard line. Teams have been successful at two-point conversions in the past about 50% of the time and 53% of the time after the first two weeks of the NFL season. So we ask students, which does it make more sense to do? 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, HSS.MD.B.5, HSS.MD.B.6, HSS.MD.B.7 Watson saves – Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in the last instant of a game by running diagonally across the entire field. How far did he run? Teddy Braschi said that he must have run 120… 0, 45

# Will Phil see his shadow?

…utawney Phil will again, with great ceremony, come out of his burrow and look for his shadow. There's nothing like a cute animal picture to make your students smile as they calculate the relative frequency of Phil's upcoming prediction. groundhog-day2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. groundhog-day2017.docx groundhog-day2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7… 0, 7

# 4th down

…recent games. The activities: 4th_Down_Elementary.pdf & a more advanced version: 4th_Down.pdf For members: 4th_Down_Elementary.doc 4th_Down_Elementary_Solutions.pdf & 4th_Down.doc & 4th_Down_Solutions.pdf CCSS: 7.NS.1 , 7.NS.2 , 7.NS.3 , 7.SP.C.7 , HSS.MD.A.2 , HSS.MD.B.5 , HSS.MD.B.6 , HSS.MD.B.7 Plus here are some other NFL math activities! Watson Saves – Watch the video with your class and use our activity to motivate students to figure out who ran a greater distance by using the… 0, 7

# Weather extremes

…ever in much of the midwest and Northeast US. Pakistan and India have experienced extreme and deadly heat waves. Use the open number line and our lists of temperature extremes to make signed number operations and absolute value sensible. Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference. Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson. CCSS: 6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 7.NS.1, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.5 The lesson:… 0, 6