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Lesson Plan: A Tale of One City and Two Lead Measurements

In this lesson, students will read about the Flint water crisis, examine data sets, do computations, create dot plots, and write a report tying it all together.

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Lesson Plan: Choosing a Study Design for the Polio Vaccine

This activity, based on real meetings during the 1954 Salk polio vaccine study, asks students to decide on an experimental design to test the polio vaccine.

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Lesson Plan: Who Has the Longest First Name?

This investigation is based on one found in the Appendix for Level A in Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE): A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework and is aimed at sixth graders.

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Lesson Plan: Can You Roll Your Tongue?

This investigation focuses on students examining an association between two categorical variables for grades 6 and 8.

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Lesson Plan: How Far Can You Jump?

This investigation focuses on students conducting a comparative experiment to explore the effect a fixed target will have on the distance students can jump from a starting line.

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Lesson Plan: How Tall Were the Ancestors of Laetoli?

The focus of this investigation is to look for and measure the degree of any relationship between two quantitative variables, specifically height and foot length.

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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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