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Posts from the ‘K-5’ Category

GAISE II Now Available; Download for Free

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.

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The Mean and Variability from the Mean

In this lesson from Christine Franklin, Gary Kader, Tim Jacobbe, and Kaycie Maddox, students investigate how to interpret the mean using fair share value and the balance point of a distribution.

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2021 ASA Student Competitions

The American Statistical Association is dedicated to and involved in enhancing statistics education at all levels, including providing competitions for K-12 and undergraduate students.

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A Technology Twist on a Classic Statistics Lesson

In the lesson, “Alphabet Statistics,” described by Marilyn Burns in her 1987 book, A Collection of Math Lessons (from grades 3 through 6), students explore letter-of-the-alphabet frequency of usage in print material. Over the years, Shelly Sheats Harkness used an adaptation of this lesson several times with middle-school students, high-school students, and preservice teachers. She shares it here with a technology twist.

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Developing Authentic Assessments

Developing authentic formative and summative assessments is challenging, so this column will focus assessment from overarching frameworks to suggestions for lesson-specific assessments.

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Technology Insights

In this column, we will discuss and describe educational technology to support K–12+ pedagogy and practice.

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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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