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Statistics and Shopping

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
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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

Stemandleaf plots (Math 7)+ 
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Introduces students to stemandleaf plots and calculating the mean, median, and mode from the plots.
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Tree Diagrams and Probability

Data analysis (Math 7) 
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Introduces the concept of tree diagrams as a way to compute probability of a multistep event.
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Unexpected Answers

Pictographs (Math 7) 
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Considers probability problems with unexpected and surprising answers.
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WinPlot

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Computer 
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Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the Windows program by Richard Parris, WinPlot, with his students.
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Class Interval: Scale and Impr...

Bar graphs (Math 7)+ 
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How scales help to represent or misrepresent data in histograms.
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Gathering Information from Gra...

Data displays (Math 7) 
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Interpreting graphs and their how curved lines represent velocity on a graph of distance vs. time.
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Histogram vs. Bar Graphs Dialo...

Bar graphs (Math 7)+ 
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Differences and similarities between the two types of graphs.
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Mean, Median, and Mode Dialogu...

Mean, median & mode (Math 7) 
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Defining and discussing the concepts.
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Probability vs. Statistics Dia...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
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Defining, comparing and contrasting probability and statistics.
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StemandLeaf Plots Dialogue

Stemandleaf plots (Math 7) 
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Introduces StemandLeaf Plots to students.
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Vertical Scale: Increase or De...

Bar graphs (Math 7)+ 
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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 7) 
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 7) 
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"Snapshots" of various statistics and poll results, in news, money, sports, and life sections.
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TinkerPlots Movies

Data analysis (Math 7) 
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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 7) 
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:

Bivariate Statistics (Amsco In...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains bivariate statistics, also known as two valued statistics. In bivariate statistics the relation between two different sets of data is studied.
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Collecting Data (Amsco Integra...

Data collection (Math 7) 
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This minilesson explains statistics and data, including how to collect numerical data to carry out a statistical study.
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Measures of Central Tendency a...

Mean, median & mode (Math 7) 
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This minilesson explains measures of central tendency, i.e. mean, mode, and median, for grouped data.
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The Histogram (Amsco Integrate...

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 7) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains histograms and how to draw them.
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Box Plot Dialogue

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 7) 
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Dialogue between a student and a mentor about box plots.
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Data Games: Cartweight

Line graphs (Math 7) 
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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: Floyd's of Fargo

Data analysis (Math 7) 
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Students find the optimal price for an insurance company premium in this game by interpreting data and applying their understanding of linear and quadratic models. [Access requires setting up a (free)...
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Data Games: Markov

Data analysis (Math 7) 
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Students play Roshambo against the evil Dr. Markov. If they win, they can save a captive dog. Students can improve their odds of winning by analyzing data in a twoway frequency table and recognizing ...
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Data Games: Shuffleboard

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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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