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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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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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Lesson Plan: You Will Soon Analyze Categorical Data (Classifying Fortune Cookie Fortunes)

(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.

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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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Lesson Plan: Bubble Trouble!

(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.

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Lesson Plan: Confidence in Salaries in Petroleum Engineering

(Grades 9-12+) Originally published in October 2016, this lesson introduces students to bootstrapping methods for making inferences about a population parameter using a randomly selected sample from the population.

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Lesson Plan: The Gumball Machine

(Grades K-12+) Originally published April 2014, this lesson gives students the opportunity to explore and discuss the variation that occurs in sampling.

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