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Lesson Plan: Which Hand Rules?

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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Lesson Plan: How Fast Are You?

In this lesson, published in August 2017, each student collects 20 reaction-time data values using an online tool for testing reaction times to a visual stimulus. Students display and analyze data via a free online tool, Tuva.

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Lesson Plan: Are Female Hurricanes Deadlier Than Male Hurricanes?

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.

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Lesson Plan: The Egg Roulette Game

This lesson, published in August of 2017, uses a probability game and computer simulations to explore the law of large numbers, conditional events, sampling distributions, and the central limit theorem.

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Lesson Plan: First Day Statistics Activity—Grouping Qualitative Data

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).

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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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