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Posts from the ‘9-12+’ 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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Beyond AP Statistics Workshop

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee will sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings* in Baltimore, Maryland, August 2, 2017.

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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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When Losing Is Winning: An Exploratory Analysis of Data from The Biggest Loser

Students should be exposed to current and interesting data sets. Most, if not all, will have at least some familiarity with The Biggest Loser television show making this activity a great example of using real-world data.

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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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Lesson Plan: Odd or Even? The Addition and Complement Principles of Probability

(Grades 9-12+) Originally published November 2015, this lesson engages students in an exploration activity and a class discussion. After completing this lesson, students will be able to determine when events are mutually exclusive, and then use the Addition Principle to calculate the probability of mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events.

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