## 5 W’s and H Foldable for Statistics

I created this 5 W’s and H Foldable for my Stats class to glue in their statistics interactive notebooks (INBs). The 5 W’s are a key part of how Bock, Velleman, and De Veaux introduce statistics in Stats Modeling the World. I was inspired to create this 5 W’s and H foldable after seeing one …

## Starburst Scatterplot Activity

This starburst scatterplot activity ended up being one of my favorite activities of the year! This year, I switched up the order a bit in Algebra 1 and moved creating scatter plots and lines of best fit from our Data Analysis Unit (end of the year) to our Linear Graphs and Inequalities Unit (half way …

## Analyzing the Ages of Academy Award Winners

Well, it turns out that I still have posts in my drafts folder from last year. I guess I should do something about that.  The Skill: Comparing Data Sets The Topic: Ages of Academy Award Winners The Introduction: Ask students what they expect to happen. This was a difficult task for my students. It turns …

## Looking for Outliers in the OKC Thunder

Today’s lesson is brought to you with special thanks to the OKC Thunder.  I chose to use data for the OKC Thunder because they are Oklahoma’s only professional sports team.  Oklahoma is just a little bit obsessed with them!    UPDATE: I did this activity during the 2016-2017 school year, so my data is from …

## Estimating 30 Seconds Data Collection Activity

I used this estimating 30 seconds data collection activity with my Algebra 1 students, and it turned out to be a ton of fun. How well can you estimate 30 seconds?  This is the question I posed to my Algebra 1 students a couple of weeks ago as part of our unit on data analysis. …

## Types of Data Displays Foldable

I created this types of data displays foldable for my Algebra 1 students to review bar graphs, stem-and-leaf graphs, box-and-whisker plots, and circle graphs. My Algebra 1 classes recently started their last unit of the year: Data Analysis and Probability.  They will take their end-of-instruction exam on April 11th, so the rush is on to …

## Notes for Introducing Z-Scores

My statistics students are moving into z-scores.  Z-scores are the sort of thing that sound terrifying, but they aren’t really that bad if you understand what the number actually means.  While trying to figure out how to introduce the topic, I asked my fiance for advice.   Shaun suggested that I have students find z-scores …

## Kentucky Derby Winning Times

One of my favorite graphs to use to practice SOCS in statistics is this Kentucky Derby Winning Times graph that I found in Stats: Modeling the World. To practice describing SOCS, I had my class look at this dotplot of the Kentucky Derby Winning Times between 1875 and 2008.  We had quite the interesting discussion …