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Class Interval: Scale and Impr...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
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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)+ 
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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) 
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Defining and discussing the concepts.
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Probability vs. Statistics Dia...

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

Stemandleaf plots (Math 6) 
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Introduces StemandLeaf Plots to students.
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Vertical Scale: Increase or De...

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How class interval size influences the look and interpretation of histograms.
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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) 
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This WolframAlpha widget calculates and displays the current value of a historical amount of money.
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Links to Data

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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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:

Rolling a Pair of Dice

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
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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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Snapshots

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

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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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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TinkerPlots Movies

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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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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Tinkerplots

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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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A Graphical Analysis of M&M’s ...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
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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)+ 
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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) 
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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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Investigating the Height of a ...

Data collection (Math 6)+ 
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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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Investigating the Height of a ...

Data collection (Math 6)+ 
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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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Rational Number Relationships

Circle graphs (Math 6) 
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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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Links to Data

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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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:

Birmingham Weather Station (Se...

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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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) 
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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)+ 
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This tool introduces students to histograms, frequency polygons and stemandleaf diagrams.
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