Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Lesson Plans’ Category

Using Photographs as Data Sources to Tell Stories About Our Favorite Outdoor Spaces

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.

Read more

Nonlinear Modeling: Something Fishy

In this lesson by Douglas Whitaker, students explore nonlinear regression models to explain fish weight by using fish length. They will use both transformation of the response variable and polynomial regression.

Read more

How Long Are the Words in the Gettysburg Address?

In this lesson, each student tries two methods for selecting a sample from the population of words in the Gettysburg Address: self-selection and simple random sampling.

Read more

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.

Read more

Teaching Module: People Count! (And Their Data Stories)

In this module, students will develop, analyze, and redesign population projection models using past and present population totals by age groups to estimate future population estimates of various countries.

Read more

COVID-19: A Teachable Moment

At a time when nothing good can be said about COVID-19, Sara Brown, Patrick Hopfensperger, and Henry Kranendonk—authors of Focus on Statistics: Investigations for the Integration of Statistics into Grades 9–12 Mathematics Classrooms—have made available for free an investigation that can at least help students understand how the virus spreads.

Read more

Teaching Module: People Count! (And Their Data Stories)

In this module, students will develop, analyze, and redesign population projection models using past and present population totals by age groups to estimate future population estimates of various countries.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more