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Exploring Histograms

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 7) 
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 7) 
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 7) 
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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Guess My Coefficients

Data analysis (Math 7) 
TI83/TI84 
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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Guess My Coefficients App to simulate tossing coins, gather data, and graph the data.
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Rolling a Pair of Dice

Bar graphs (Math 7) 
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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Shorts and Shirts

Data collection (Math 7) 
Computer 
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Students are encouraged to discover all of the possible combinations for outfits consisting of shirts and shorts. Students apply problemsolving skills (including elimination and collection of organiz...
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Sorting Polygons

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Computer 
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Students identify and classify polygons according to various attributes. They then sort the polygons in Venn Diagrams, according to these attributes. Extensions to fundamental ideas about probability ...
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Stick or Switch?

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Computer 
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This lesson plan presents a classic gameshow scenario. A student picks one of three doors in the hopes of winning the prize. The host, who knows the door behind which the prize is hidden, opens one o...
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The Next Billion

Data analysis (Math 7) 
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 7)+ 
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 Birth Rates

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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The data in this activity include the number of live births per 1,000 23yearold women in the United States between 1917 and 1975. Students create a scatterplot and historically analyze the trends i...
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Analyzing Smoking and Lung Can...

Scatter plots (Math 7) 
Excel 
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This activity uses a data set from an actual study to explore the relationship between smoking and deaths from lung cancer. Students will use real world data to explore an important issue in our socie...
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Analyzing Temperature Trends f...

Bar graphs (Math 7)+ 
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 7)+ 
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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Exploring Sunspots

Scatter plots (Math 7) 
Excel 
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In this activity, students will analyze historical sunspot data and discuss the cyclic pattern in the data. Students will analyze scientific data demonstrating a periodic cycle, interpret a graph of t...
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Rational Number Relationships

Circle graphs (Math 7) 
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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Sunspots and Geomagnetic Distu...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Excel 
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In this activity, students will analyze two sets of scientific data and discuss possible relationships between them. Students will compare two data sets demonstrating periodic cycles, compare the cycl...
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Conceptualizing Correlation an...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Fathom 
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This activity uses the dynamic environment in Fathom to help students conceptualize a formula used for the correlation coefficient and regression equation. Students will gain a deeper conceptual under...
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Interpreting Data of AlcoholR...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Fathom 
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In this activity students are given data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the number of alcoholrelated accidents in Washington DC and are asked to graph, interpret, and a...
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The Correlation Between Shoe S...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Fathom 
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In this lesson, students will fit the line through the data, show and define the residuals on the graph, find the leastsquares regression line make a prediction based on the model, and discuss the ap...
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Was Leonardo Correct? (continu...

Data analysis (Math 7) 
Fathom 
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This activity builds on “LeastSquares Lines and Correlation – Was Leonardo Correct?” from Exploring Statistics with Fathom, which examines the accuracy of various ideal ratios between body ...
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Box Plots

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to quartiles and box plots.
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Fire!, Probability, and Chaos

Variance & range (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Utilizes and reinforces concepts of probability, mean, line plots, experimental data, and chaos in analyzing a forest fire simulation.
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Fish Farm, Part II Teacher Sup...

Data collection (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, student resources, and other resources.
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Histograms and Bar Graphs

Data displays (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
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Introduction and fine points of using bar graphs and histograms.
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