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.
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.
Randall E. Groth and Anna E. Bargagliotti
Two recent sets of guidelines that intersect statistics and complement each other can be used to plot an orderly progression of study.
Kimberly A. Markworth and Lara M. Willox
A mathematical analysis of the electoral college is coupled with activity sheets.
Toni M. Smith, Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Nathalia Peixoto, Jennifer M. Suh, Graham Bagshaw, and Laurena K. Collins
Two activities help develop students' understandings of rate of change and slope within STEM contexts.