The goal of the GAISE: Pre-K–12 Report is statistical literacy for all. But statistical literacy is not achievable unless students understand why they personally need to learn statistics. Fake news and the COVID-19 pandemic are two subjects that are relevant and concrete for students.
This lesson allows students to explore whether intrinsic (self-motivation) or extrinsic (physical) rewards are a better motivator for best results on a creativity assessment. Student-generated data will be created through different classes completing a task of trying to write the most English words they can out of the phrase “Statistics is fun.”
In today’s rapidly changing world, the integration of AI-based technologies like ChatGPT into education has sparked an ongoing debate between teachers and students. Many educators worry using AI-driven tools for learning may lead to laziness in students and discourage them from conducting their own research.
Statistics in Schools has a large offering of materials for K–12 students—from standards-based activities to five-minute challenges to fun facts handouts. These resources can help you prepare for the remainder of the year while encouraging statistical literacy with real-life data.
In this lesson, students will practice data collection through simulation, performing estimation, and providing support for or against a claim.
Exploring the Sampling Distribution of the Sample Proportion with a Study of Fingerprint Types in the US
In this lesson, students will draw simple random samples; calculate sample proportions; construct histograms; and compare sampling distributions' shape, mean, and variability.