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In this exercise, the student is asked to make a scatter plot of a set of two variable data (the winning times in the womenâ€™s long-track Olympic speed skating contests from 1960 to 2018) and draw a line of fit, by hand. Then the student is asked to
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In this lesson, your students will gain experience with organizing data collected to answer a statistical question and constructing dot plots. After completing this lesson, your students will be able to distinguish between categorical and numerical
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In this lesson, your students will gain experience with organizing data collected to answer a statistical question and constructing histograms. Upon completion of this lesson, your students will be able to organize numerical data into intervals
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This lesson can be used to introduce your students to the concept of a statistical question. Upon completion of the lesson, your students will be able to distinguish between questions that are statistical and questions that are not. This lesson
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In this lesson, your students will learn how to summarize a set of data using measures of center and spread. Upon completion of this lesson, your students will be able to distinguish between measures of center and spread, recognize the median as a
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In this lesson, your students will learn how to identify the five-number summary of a set of data and use the five-number summary to construct a box plot. Your students will also gain an informal introduction to the concept of an outlier. Upon
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In this lesson, your students will learn how to summarize a set of data using the mean and the mean absolute deviation (MAD). Upon completion of this lesson, your students will be able to recognize the mean as a measure of center and the mean
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This resource includes a comprehensive PowerPoint review of the CCSS statistics standards for sixth grade, a set of notes aligned to the slides for teacher use, and a comprehensive student assignment and answer key in Word form. You can use this
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This one-page worksheet focuses on numbers and their factors. In the first part, students are asked to find all of the factors of each of 10 different numbers, listing them from least to greatest. In the second part, students are challenged to
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This student handout contains problems that assess student understanding of (1) the distinction between rational and irrational numbers, (2) converting between fractions and decimals, and (3) simplifying radical expressions that contain numbers,
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A Quick Assess is a short, informal assessment related to a math concept or procedure. You can administer a Quick Assess in 5 â€“ 10 minutes as a Warm-Up at the start of class, as an Exit Activity at the end of class, or at any convenient time during
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Students are introduced to a variety of geometric shapes in grades K â€“ 5. By fifth grade, students are expected to classify two-dimensional shapes based on their properties. In order to be successful with this task, students must have a clear
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Use this lesson to introduce your students to the similarity of circles. This lesson includes both teaching suggestions as well as a handout for your students to complete as you guide them through the lesson. The lesson (and handout) begin with a
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This is a follow-up exercise to Analyzing Winning Olympic Speed Skating Times. In this exercise, Another Olympic Speed Skating Modeling Problem, the student is asked to use a graphing utility to make a scatter plot of a set of two variable data (the
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My educational background is in psychology, mathematics, and mathematics education.I spent most of my career teaching at Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Florida (mathematics and statistics). Most recently, I held a position at a research center at Florida State University working on various projects involving K - 12 mathematics teaching. In my recent position, I had the opportunity to extend my expertise by exploring the elementary geometry standards and writing related resources. I am now retired but would like to share lessons I developed with others. Over the years, I taught 7th and 8th grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, and Statistics (and I haven't thrown anything away!). If you have a particular request for a lesson or exercise, please ask. I may have just want you are looking for. :)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactive, hands-on, teacher facilitated

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification, Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Mathematics, 11/30/2010 Promoted to University School Associate Professor, 2006. Selected District Teacher of the Year, Florida State University Schools, 2003.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 1/1991- 4/1992 Math and mathematics education Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 8/1982 -12/1983 Math and mathematics education University of Missouri Columbia, MO M.A., Social Psychology, 12/1980 University of Missouri St. Louis, MO B.A., Psychology, 6/1978

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