This investigation focuses on students conducting a comparative experiment to explore whether there are meaningful differences between the number of times people can write their name with their dominant hand and the number of times people can write their name with their non-dominant hand.
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Did you know California was the most populous state, with 39,538,223 residents, and Wyoming was the least populous, with 576,851 residents? Fun facts like these are great conversation starters to use with your students and get them excited about data.
Three lesson plans that use photos as data sources show it is possible to take an idea and develop it to best suit the interests of your students and you.
The Pre-K–12 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education II (GAISE II): A Framework for Statistics and Data Science Education includes a number of updates. It is available for free download now and will be available for purchase on Amazon soon.
The Sampling Bag Task showcases important statistical ideas, encourages conjecture and statistical argument, and illustrates the complexity and promise of seemingly simple tasks to generate productive discourse and expand understanding of statistical ideas.
The ability to read, write, and evaluate statistical arguments are crucial to the development of statistical literacy. Here are some tools for facilitating that development.