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What's My Model?

NonLinear Relationships (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TINspire 
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Students will investigate several different regression models and determine which of the models makes the most sense, based upon a realworld situation (cooling a cup of hot chocolate).
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What's Normal, Anyway?

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TINspire 
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In this activity, students explore the normal distribution and several of its most interesting properties. First, they use a histogram of data from a binomial experiment to examine the general shape o...
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Buffon's Needle: An Analysis a...

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 

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Buffon's Needle is one of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability. It was first stated in 1777. It involves dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probabil...
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Basketball Probability

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Computer 
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This is an extended Logo investigation of probabilities and of modeling reallife situations: that of a 1 and 1 shooter in basketball, and the expected probabilities arising from past performance.
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Rolling a Pair of Dice

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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A Graphical Analysis of M&M’s ...

Designing Samples (Probability & Statistics) 
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

Scatterplots (Probability & Statistics) 
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...

Scatterplots (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Exploring Sunspots

Scatterplots (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Sunspots and Geomagnetic Distu...

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Biased Rectangles?

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Fathom 
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Students explore one example of how bias affects the mean. This simulation increases students' understanding of the significance of sample size on the calculation of the mean.
Exploring t...
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Conceptualizing Correlation an...

Correlation & Regression (Probability & Statistics) 
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...

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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...

Correlation (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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...

Normal Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Bell Curve

Normal Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces the normal distribution and looks at the bell curve controversy.
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Conditional Probability and Pr...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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Introduces conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous events.
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Fire!, Probability, and Chaos

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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From Probability to Combinator...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Looks at data structures and their applications to probability theory.
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Probability and Geometry

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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Students learn about how probability can be represented using geometry.
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Probability and Sports

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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Considers probability concepts on the basis of statistics in professional sports.
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Replacement and Probability

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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Extends the notion of conditional probability by discussing the effects of replacement on drawing multiple objects.
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Statistics and Shopping

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
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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Tree Diagrams and Probability

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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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

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Considers probability problems with unexpected and surprising answers.
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