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Posts from the ‘6-8’ Category

Statistics Projects for Grades 7–12 Due June 1

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s Education Department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Project Competition. Projects are due June 1.

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Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop

Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) is based on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and GAISE Recommendations. Join us August 1-2 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Developing Authentic Assessments

Developing authentic formative and summative assessments is challenging, so this column will focus assessment from overarching frameworks to suggestions for lesson-specific assessments.

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Technology Insights

In this column, we will discuss and describe educational technology to support K–12+ pedagogy and practice.

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Where’s Wenda: An Activity on Teaching Middle-School Students Data Privacy

In an attempt to create a hands-on activity based on an interesting and advanced topic (data privacy), we designed a statistics activity called, Where's Wenda, named after the female character in the Where's Waldo books. Since data privacy can be an abstract idea, we wanted students to imagine that Wenda and all the other people in the Where’s Waldo world are people in a data set.

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Sharing a Birthday: Technology-Supported Investigations in Middle School

Although it is clearly possible for two people to share a birthday, our experiences (and intuition) inform us that it is more likely that two people will have different birthdays. That is to say, the probability of a shared birthday between two people is close to zero. However, the chance of a shared birthday may increase if a larger group of people is considered.

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Lesson Plan: EllipSeeIt—Visualizing Strength and Direction of Correlation

(Grades 6–12+) Originally published in February 2017, this lesson focuses on correlation as a way of measuring the strength and direction of a linear association between two numerical variables.

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ASA Statistics Poster Competition for Grades K–12

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s Education Department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Poster Competition. Entries are due April 1.

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Double Stuffed?

The question of whether Double Stuf Oreos actually have double the filling is an intriguing one. In this article, I describe an activity that uses that question as a hook to engage students in finding means, comparing distributions, and performing t-tests.

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Lesson Plan: What Fits?

(Grades 6-12+) Originally published in February 2013, this activity has students explore what a line of best fit is and where a line of best fit should be placed on a scatterplot of data with a linear association.

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