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This is a fun, engaging 3 part activity including lesson plan that will have your kids so engaged they will forget they are actually learning math. Students will first work in groups/partners and simulate a crab derby race in a game using the sum of two dice to see whose crab will cross the finish

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This 25-slide PowerPoint presentation describes what Mean Absolute Deviation is and how to calculate it. The lesson uses two sets of sample data that turn out to have the same mean & median and a common range. Mean absolute deviation is introduced as another measurement that will show the differ

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What's in the Hand: Activity makes learning mode, median, mean, and range fun. You will need two packs of playing cards in order to use 10 different variations. I use giant clothes pins to hold a total of 9 cards for each station. Each student gets a worksheet and is assigned to a group of 4-5 stude

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Math comes to life with real-world integrated tasks! This task is called
"The Playground Project". It meets multiple common core math standards for 3rd grade, requires student-led research, and concludes with a persuasive writing activity to integrate math and writing all revolving around the proc

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This lab deals with experimental versus theoretical probability. You will need dice and coins or a simulator for these items. Please do not redistribute - send interested teachers to my TPT store. Thanks!

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A great lesson to introduce scatter plots is by having your students participate in a discovery lab. They will get to see the topic and discover it on their own in an engaging collaborative activity.
This resource includes:
-Background Building Activity
-A Discovery Activity
-Reflections Section

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Also included in: Discovery Lab Bundle for 8th Grade

This 29-slide PowerPoint presentation covers the basics of Box Plots in good detail. The lesson is based on math Common Core standard CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4 under the domain of Statistics and Probability. It begins with a review on number lines. The purpose & components of Box Plots are disc

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This expansion pack is to be used with Josh Hammond's Fantasy Baseball unit; it allows teachers to expand from an 8-team league to a 12-team league.
The file includes:
48 player wheels from the 2012 season
A 12-team schedule
An expanded player pool with 144 players
An expanded student auction file

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A guided handout (Word document) and a Fathom Simulation file that introduces students to the famous "Monty Hall Problem" and guides students to the discovery that switching doors is always preferred!

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If you are obliged to follow a mandated math curriculum at your school, then I suggest you read no further because this site is probably not suitable for you. However, if you are looking for something that is different, yet might spark an interest in either you or your students, then it might be wo

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The multiple day activity is a simulation requiring students to collect, organize, categorize, and analyze data concerning a fish population in a lake. Students will discuss sampling, create various graphs, and create their own research plan. Career ties may be biologist, state wildlife and fisherie

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This interactive Excel worksheet uses a histogram to demonstrate to students the conditions under which a normal distribution can be used to approximate binomial probabilities. Users can change the values of n and p, and the histogram will update automatically. The binomial probabilities are also

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Student pairs conduct a simulated coin flipping experiment to discover the Law of Large Numbers.
Each pair of students performs a coin flipping experiment via an online virtual simulation. The simulation results are recorded in an Excel spreadsheet. After entering the number of successes (flippin

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This maths activity has been used by my class at the end of exams - and it has been one of the most interesting and engaging maths projects I've ever been involved with. There are three years of trading, with each year taking about an hour of class time, or one lesson.
The class is split into teams

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A project that feels like a game!
Students must create their own game, using probability to ensure THEY are favored to win....much like the house in a casino. Students can make games involving dice, spinners, cards, "fishing" ducks out of a pond, etc.
Assessed skills include: fundamental countin

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JUST IN TIME FOR THE NBA PLAYOFFS!!!
USE THIS DATA MANAGEMENT TOOL TO PREDICT THE NBA FINALS!
WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE NBA PLAYOFFS AND SEE IF YOUR MODEL CAN PREDICT THE NBA FINALS!
DATA MANAGEMENT AND BASKETBALL!
Can be used as a performance task for Data Management and Number Sense and Numera

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In this activity, students will be planning a Halloween party for their class. They will need to "purchase" supplies for their party using a budget that you set. I set a budget that forces the students to make budget choices, i.e., I don't give them enough to buy everything they want. Students wi

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This is an exploratory experiment/activity about basic probability. Students discover the differences between theoretical probability, experimental probability, and reality by taking a hard look at Stop and Frisk in urban areas. Students also deal with independent and dependent events.
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I use this project every year in my AP Statistics class to demystify the often tricky topic of sampling distributions! A great transition between probability and inference. Students analyze 2 bags of M&Ms, weighing the bags using scales I borrow from the science department and calculating the pr

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This project incorporates spreadsheets with scatter plots and lines of best fit. It asked students to perform various regressions, such as linear, power, exponential, and logarithmic, The students are asked to generate an model to help park rangers determine the weight of black bears by using only

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This is a simulation program that I wrote in C language to help students understand the relationship between theoretical and experimental probability. It is perfect for teaching Common Core statistics standards involving simulation software.

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This is a simulation program that I wrote in C language to help students understand the relationship between theoretical and experimental probability. It is perfect for teaching Common Core statistics standards involving simulation software.

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Kids have a chance to open individual bags of M&Ms and practice calculating probability of different colors and solving probability problems both independent and dependent.

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Have your students demonstrate their understanding of probability by setting up a casino in your classroom with games created by the students. The casino currency can be candy, manipulative counters, or pennies (to be returned at the end of class).

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