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TinkerPlots Movies

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Computer 
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TinkerPlots comes with five short movies, which provide basic instruction in the software. The TinkerPlots team recommends that all users, both teachers and students, watch the first movie, TinkerP...
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Links to Data

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Fathom 
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Key Curriculum Press has organized an area with links to data sets for use with their Fathom software. They are listed under these headings:

Box Plot Dialogue

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Dialogue between a student and a mentor about box plots.
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Data Games: Cartweight

Line graphs (Math 6) 
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Students guess the total weight of a cart loaded with a given number of bricks. This requires them to interpret and apply data from the linear model. [Access requires setting up a (free) login.]
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Data Games: Shuffleboard

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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Students try to push disks using varying amounts of force and earn higher scores when they land on a pad without falling off. They learn to interpret data from the linear model relating the distance t...
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How much did it cost back in?

Data collection (Math 6) 
Computer 
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This WolframAlpha widget calculates and displays the current value of a historical amount of money.
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Tinkerplots

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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Tinkerplots is a software construction set of basic operations (stack, order, separate) that allows students to build their own plots to analyze data.
Students make graphs by using a con...
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Investigating the Height of a ...

Data collection (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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How do you get started at mathematical modeling? Here is an easy, quick, and engaging activity and a “just add data” interactive Excel spreadsheet to accomplish that first modeling task. The task ...
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Birmingham Weather Station (Se...

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Flash 
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This activity can be used to compare the weather in Birmingham to the weather in other areas of the world. The "Collected Data" contains weather data from January 2000 forward, which can be downloaded...
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Box Plot Lesson and Virtual Ma...

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Flash 
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The Box and Whisker Plot lesson includes visuals and audio narration. A virtual manipulative lets users enter and modify a data set and see the box plot update in real time. A question set can be us...
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Frequency Diagrams

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
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This tool introduces students to histograms, frequency polygons and stemandleaf diagrams.
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Furbles

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Furbles are fun and engaging creatures for use on interactive whiteboards with students of all ages. They were originally designed for statistics, probability and logic to teach students about char...
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Maths Hangman

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Guess the words in this hangman game using vocabulary from geometry, algebra, number, and statistics.
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Mean Machine

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Ease into your leathers, don your helmet and flip the visorit's time to ride the mean machine. A tool for supporting work on the mean, median and range in Years 6 and 7. Includes teacher notes and q...
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Mean Runners

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Flash 
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This resource is designed to consolidate understanding of the terms and calculation of mean, median, and mode in the context of a simple data set.
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Mean and Median

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 6) 
Flash 
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This flash allows the student to load and modify six existing datasets. The flash calculates the mean, median, and quartiles, and plots a histogram. Students are encouraged to examine the effects of...
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Median and Quartiles

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Investigate averages with this height graph: line the people up by height, mark the quartiles, and use the yellow boxes to read off the heights for lower and upper quartiles, and the median.
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Spinning Spinners

Data collection (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
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Select from seven different sets of spinners and set the desired number of spins. The two spinners selected can be spun up to 1 million times. The scores are counted and a bar graph displays the data.
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A Better Fire!

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Bar Charts

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values.
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Bar Graph

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.
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Bar Grapher

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This tool allows the user to create a customized bar graph as well as display preset bar graphs.
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Box Plot

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to explore maximum, minimum, median, upper quartile, lower quartile and outliers while learning how to draw box plots.
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Box Plot

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Box plots are used to summarize data graphically. To construct a box plot, first find the minimum data value, the lower quartile, the median, the upper quartile, and the maximum data value. These five...
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Box Plot 2

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to explore maximum, minimum, median, upper quartile, lower quartile and outliers while learning how to draw box plots.
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