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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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Barbie Bungees Again

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
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Collect and analyze data to help predict the longest bungee cord that Barbie can use safely.
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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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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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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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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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Math Forum Teacher Packet: TI...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
TINspire 
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This packet contains a copy of the original problem used to create the activity, rationale and explanation behind the “Change the Representation” focal activity, and some thoughts on why this activity...
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Bell Curve Revisited Discussio...

Normal Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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Finishes up the discussion of the book as well as exploring individual differences versus group expected values.
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Class Interval: Scale and Impr...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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How scales help to represent or misrepresent data in histograms.
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Continuous Distributions Dialo...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Discusses continuous versus discrete distributions.
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Histogram vs. Bar Graphs Dialo...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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Differences and similarities between the two types of graphs.
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Mean, Median, and Mode Dialogu...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Defining and discussing the concepts.
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Normal Distribution and the Be...

Normal Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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An introduction to the normal distribution and the debate over the 1994 book, "The Bell Curve."
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Probability vs. Statistics Dia...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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Defining, comparing and contrasting probability and statistics.
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Standard Deviation Dialogue

Normal Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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Introduces standard deviaton and describes how to compute it.
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