Rating  Views  Title  Posted Date  Contributor  Common Core Standards  Grade Levels  Resource Type  

Creating a histogram using temperaturesGoal: The goal of the current activity is to have students read data from a map of the U.S., create a frequency table, answer questions and create a frequency histrogram. 
4/7/2017 
Ashley Nicoloff

6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  5 6 7 8 HS  Activity  
Inferences about two populationsGoal: The goal of this activity is for students to compare to samples from two different populations. They will make inferences based on what they find from their dot plot. 
1/13/2017 
Ashley Nicoloff

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5c 7.SP.B.4 7.SP.B.3 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8  5 6 7 8 HS  Activity  
Outlier ActivityGoal: The goal of this activity is for students to interpret measures of central tendency when an outlier is present. They will also be able to identify which value is an outlier and create a boxplot as well. 
1/13/2017 
Ashley Nicoloff

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7  5 6 7 8 HS  Activity  
Central Tendency and Measures of DispersionGoal: The goal of this activity is to allow students the ability to practice data collection and find measures of central tendency and dispersion. Wrap up questions will also allow for an insight into how each of these calculations are related to one another. Materials needed: 12 small bags of M & M’s (they can be the fun size or regular packs), calculator and the M & M worksheet and answer sheet. 
11/16/2016 
Ashley Nicoloff

6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.8  6 7 8  Activity  
California Adventures Central Tendency and Variation

10/26/2016 
Ashley Nicoloff

6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.8  6 7  Activity  
M & M Variablility

9/23/2016 
Ashley Nicoloff

6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.8  6 7  Activity  
Straighten up and Fly Right!The purpose of this lesson is to allow the students gather data in a fun way and answer a statistical question through analysis of the data. Students will fly paper airplanes and analyze the data to determine which style of plane flies longer. 
4/1/2015 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 6.SP.B.5b 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  6  Activity  
Pennies From HeavenThe focus of this activity is to describe the shape of a distribution and to describe the center and spread. Students use data they collect (penny ages) to describe the distribution by its SOCS (Shape, Outlier, Center, Spread). 
1/17/2015 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 6.SP.B.5b 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  6  Activity  
The Forest ProblemStudents want to know why they would ever use a sampling method other than a simple random sample. This lesson visually illustrates the effect of using a simple random sample (SRS) vs. a stratified random sample. Students will create a SRS from a population of apple trees and use the mean of the SRS to estimate the mean yield of the trees. Students will then create a stratified random sample from the same population to again estimate the yield of the trees. The use of the stratified random sample is to control for a known source of variation in the yield of the crop, a nearby forest. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7  6 7  Activity  
Who’s the Best Home Run Hitter of All time?This lesson requires students to use sidebyside box plots to make a claim as to who is the "best home run hitter of all time" for major league baseball. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 6.SP.B.5b 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.A.2 7.SP.B.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  6 7  Activity  
Roll a DistributionThe purpose of this lesson is to allow the students to discover that data collected in seemingly similar settings will yield distributions that are shaped differently. Students will roll a single die 30 times counting the number of face up spots on the die and recording the result each time as a histogram or a histogram. Students will be asked to describe the shape of the distribution. Combining work with several students will yield more consistent results. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8  6  Activity  
SRS vs. Convenience Sample in the Gettysburg AddressStudents have an interesting view of what a random sample looks like. They often feel that just closing their eyes and picking “haphazardly” will be enough to achieve randomness. This lesson should remove this misconception. Students will be allowed to pick words with their personal definition of random and then forced to pick a true simple random sample and compare the results. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5  6 7  Activity  
Average AthleticsOne of the measures of central tendency is the mean/average. Many do not know much about the average other than it is calculated by "adding up all of the numbers and dividing by the number of numbers". This activity is designed to help students get a conceptual understanding of what an average is and not just how to calculate a numerical value. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d MP.2 MP.4  6 7  Activity 