Gain insight into the ways that students reason about measurement units and use data to draw conclusions.
Jennifer N. Lovett and Hollylynne S. Lee
little problems with big solutions
Sherry L. Bair and JoAnn Cady
To elicit creative student thinking, this open-ended problem asks solvers to calculate which movie career was more successful, that of Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks.
“when will I ever use this?”
Amy Hillen and Joe DeMaio
This problem involves medal placements during the Winter Olympic games.
Stephanie A. Casey
Students explore six tasks to develop criteria for finding an informal line of best fit.
Mary Alice Carlson, Elizabeth G. Arnold, and Barbara Bolte
scatterplots and linear models (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.SP.A.1–3). We wanted students to clarify the problem in its real‐world context and pose questions they could answer with data ( Franklin et al. 2007 ). After students shared what they noticed and wondered
Carmen Petrick Smith and Kris Kenlan
Students investigate how well an online game helps them learn.
George J. Roy, Thomas E. Hodges and LuAnn Graul
Students' mathematical intuition about estimation can serve as an entry point for tasks exploring measures of center.
Stephanie A. Casey and Jonathan D. Bostic
Implementing the practice of looking for and making use of structure differs when addressing statistics content standards compared with mathematics content standards. Read about suggestions for tuning out noise in data to teach SMP 7 in statistics.
Nirmala Naresh and Bridget Royce
Students design game boards and gather experimental data to better understand the hidden mathematics in a common television game show.
Lynn G. Patterson and Kadie L. Patterson
An engaging activity analyzing the average age of U.S. presidents not only integrates history and mathematics but also examines measures of central tendency and its appropriate uses.