Developing Probability and Data Analysis Concepts
with Technology

NCTM ~ Salt Lake City, UT ~ 11 April 2008

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Claire's help for teachers using PoWs (opens in a new window)

Online Mentoring Project (opens in a new window) – for teacher educators or professional development coordinators


Ask Dr Math – Check out the FAQ page on Probability.

Professional Development Opportunities

Data and Chance:

NCES Kids' Zone: Chances

CanTeach: Statistics and Probability

From the BBC:

The Maths File Game Show

Maths: Data Handling

Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies: lessons and activities

King's List of On-line Math Activities: an organized archive of math resources on the Internet.

Numeracy Hour at Ambleside Primary School (UK)


Inspiration publisher of Inspiration, InspireData

Key Curriculum Press publisher of TinkerPlots

Sources of good problems:

Ask Dr. Math at The Math Forum: puzzles and problems sent in, with replies; click on the grade level, then "Puzzles" or "Word Problems"

Other Problems and Puzzles from The Math Forum's Problems of the Week page

Solve This!: a ThinkQuest project developed by three fifth grade students in Bradford, VT

St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia: problems for grades 5 through 12, organized by grade

WASL sample problems, Port Angeles, WA: organized by grade and strand, K through high school

NRICH: mathematics problems, games and articles from the UK, excellent use of technology

NZMaths: Problem Solving : problems and accompanying lessons from New Zealand, organized by level and strand

Brain Teasers from Houghton Mifflin's Kids' Place, grades 3-8, change each week


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