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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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Exploring Histograms

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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The user will create their own set of data and then see how changes can occur in the mean, median, and mode and the shape of the histogram when changes are made in the data set in this activity.
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Fish Farm, Part II Problem

Data collection (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This problem allows students to investigate different data collection methods. Students realize that they get different data depending on whether they have a small sample size, but a large number of t...
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Data Collection Activities for...

Data analysis (Math 6) 
TI73 Explorer 
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These mathematics and sciencebased investigations using the TI73 with Graph Explorer Software allow students to display and analyze data that they collect. The activities focus on the integration of...
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Rolling a Pair of Dice

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
Computer 
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In this lesson, students use Logo for a computer simulation for rolling dice to speed up the work such that they can "roll dice" more times, keeping track of the outcomes. It is not intended to be an ...
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The Next Billion

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Computer 
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In 1999 the world population passed the 6 billion mark. In this lesson, students predict when it will reach 7 billion. To do so, they use an online counter (from the PBS site, "Six Billion and Bey...
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A Graphical Analysis of M&M’s ...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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Students will create bar graphs and pie graphs, use these graphs and the statistical calculations done in a previous activity to compare individual data with class data and discuss the effect of sampl...
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Analyzing Temperature Trends f...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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Students will collect temperature data from the data archive of the National Climatic Data Center website. They will choose three cities with similar latitude or longitude and compare the average tem...
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Collecting and Numerically Ana...

Data collection (Math 6) 
Excel 
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In this investigation, students collect, organize, and analyze color data from individual sized bags of plain M&Ms (1.69 oz.). This activity is designed to be an introduction to the calculation capabi...
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Rational Number Relationships

Circle graphs (Math 6) 
Excel 
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In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers. The students will also learn how to create the template. Students will exp...
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Box Plots

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to quartiles and box plots.
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Fish Farm, Part II Teacher Sup...

Data collection (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, student resources, and other resources.
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Histograms and Bar Graphs

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Introduction and fine points of using bar graphs and histograms.
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Mean, Median, and Mode

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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The goal of this lesson is to introduce the concepts of mean, median and mode and to develop understanding and familiarity with these ideas.
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Statistics and Shopping

Data analysis (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Looks at statistics and data analysis concepts from the practical questions that arise in everyday life.
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StemandLeaf Plots

Data analysis (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to stemandleaf plots and calculating the mean, median, and mode from the plots.
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The Pizza Palace

Data collection (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Students will construct box plots independently and with a computer after collecting data from the class.
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Class Interval: Scale and Impr...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
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How scales help to represent or misrepresent data in histograms.
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Histogram vs. Bar Graphs Dialo...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
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Differences and similarities between the two types of graphs.
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Mean, Median, and Mode Dialogu...

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Defining and discussing the concepts.
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Probability vs. Statistics Dia...

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Defining, comparing and contrasting probability and statistics.
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StemandLeaf Plots Dialogue

Stemandleaf plots (Math 6) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Introduces StemandLeaf Plots to students.
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Vertical Scale: Increase or De...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
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How class interval size influences the look and interpretation of histograms.
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Links to Data

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

Snapshots

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Computer 
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"Snapshots" of various statistics and poll results, in news, money, sports, and life sections.
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