Published in August of 2017, this lesson has students engage in dropping and catching a yardstick to investigate whether there is significant evidence that people are faster with their dominant hand than their nondominant hand.
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Originally published in June 2014, this lesson uses a data set partially discussed in the article Female Hurricanes are Deadlier than Male Hurricanes written by Kiju Junga, Sharon Shavitta, Madhu Viswanathana, and Joseph M. Hilbed.
This activity, published in April of 2014, provides a foundation for distinguishing between qualitative (categorical) and quantitative data and how they can be summarized and analyzed (a topic encountered early in a statistics course).
(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.
(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.
(Grades 9-12+) Originally published in May 2014, students will have the opportunity to collect and explore real data using two brands of fortune cookies.
(Grades 6-12+) Originally published in May 2014, this lesson has two goals: have students generate data and calculate descriptive statistics to describe the distribution of a sample drawn from a random process and compare trials from different experiments and use them to make some judgment about the underlying processes.