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Straighten up and Fly Right!

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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 Heaven

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The 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

Yellow Starburst - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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This lesson is designed to introduce students to probability using Dan Meyer's three-act-task, Yellow Starburst. After viewing a brief introductory video clip, students are asked to determine how many Starburst packs have exactly one yellow Starburst and how many packs will have exactly two yellow Starbursts.

9/24/2014 Trey Cox
7.SP.A.2 7.SP.C.6 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 7 Activity

Valentine Marbles

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For this task, Minitab software was used to generate 100 random samples of size 16 from a population where the probability of obtaining a success in one draw is 33.6% (Bernoulli). Given that multiple samples of the same size have been generated, students should note that there can be quite a bit of variability among the estimates from random samples and that on average, the center of the distribution of such estimates is at the actual population value and most of the estimates themselves tend to cluster around the actual population value. Although formal inference is not covered in Grade 7 standards, students may develop a sense that the results of the 100 simulations tell them what sample proportions would be expected for a sample of size 16 from a population with about successes.

9/4/2014 Trey Cox
7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 7 Activity

Roll a Distribution

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The 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