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Investigating the Height of a ...

Length/height (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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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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Interactive Story Problem: The...

Linear Systems (Algebra)+ 
Excel 
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Students explore some of the costs associated with smoking cigarettes. Note the User's Guide link (MS Word file download) provides additional notes for the instructor.
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Interactive Multiplication Gri...

Multiplication (Math 3)+ 
Excel 
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An interactive multiplication grid designed for students who are having difficulty learning their times tables.
Note: A new and improved cross platform version that does not require Microsoft E...
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Bowling

Operations with numbers (Math 3)+ 
Excel 
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Students learn to calculate their bowling score.
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Loan

Percentages (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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Student model a loan they would like to take out. The only mathematical concepts required are addition and multiplication. Terminology and a few basic spreadsheet concepts need to be covered.
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Paycheck

Percentages (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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Students calculate net income and discover how much money they pay in taxes and for benefits in the process.
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Savings Account

Percentages (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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Students model a savings account and answer some thoughtprovoking questions. Addition and multiplication as well as a few spreadsheet concepts are all that is needed for students to use the model.
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Relationships Between Area and...

Quadrilaterals (Geometry)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students explore the relationships between area and perimeter by fixing one value and maximizing the other. Students will explore the relationship between perimeter and area of recta...
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How fast can you run?

Rates (Math 4)+ 
Excel 
Tool 

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Students determine how fast they can run in ft/s, mi/hr, m/s, and km/hr.
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Connection Speed

Ratio and proportion (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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Students test the speed of their Internet connection and then estimate the time required to upload and download files of various sizes.
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FibonacciLike Sequences and t...

Ratios (Math 7)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students develop the Fibonacci sequence and use a spreadsheet to investigate several of its interesting properties, drawing on a recursive formula to discuss arithmetic and geometric...
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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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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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MedianMedian Line

Scatterplots (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Excel 
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This is a student handout to accompany an Excel file in which students use a spreadsheet, and knowledge about the pointslope equation for a line, to develop the medianmedian line. They compare tota...
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Cryptography

Solving systems of equations (Algebra II)+ 
Excel 
Tool 

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Students encode and decode a secret message using matrices.
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How old are you?

Time (Math 5)+ 
Excel 
Tool 

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Students calculate how old they are in days, hours, minutes, and seconds. This assignment provides for differentiation.
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Exploring and Analyzing Sequen...

limit (PreCalculus)+ 
Excel 
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In this activity, students generate sequences and cumulative sequences, and analyze each numerically and graphically. Students explore sequences, cumulative sequences, convergence, divergence, functio...
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Links to Data

Data analysis (Math 6)+ 
Fathom 
Support Material 

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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:

Conceptualizing Correlation an...

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
Fathom 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Fathom® Dynamic Data

Data analysis (Math 7)+ 
Fathom 
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Fathom® Dynamic Data does for datadriven mathematics and statistics what The Geometer's Sketchpad did for a geometric approach to mathematical modeling. With Fathom, you can ...
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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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Beer Consumption Demographics

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Fathom 
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This activity on beer consumption explores the idea that 20to24yearolds account for variations over time in amount of beer consumed.
The data for this activity is included with Fathom...
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Beer Consumption Demographics ...

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Fathom 
Activity 

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This activity (in French) on beer consumption explores the idea that 20to24yearolds account for variations over time in amount of beer consumed.
The data for this activity is included...
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Education Level and Smoking

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Fathom 
Activity 

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An activity looking at the relationship between education level and smoking courtesy of Joel Yan of Statistics Canada. There are instructions for downloading from StatCan, or use the Fathom file wi...
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