Tenzi is one of my favorite games to use in the math classroom for data collection activities. I love Tenzi because the rules are super easy and fast to explain to students, and the sheer variety of ways to play keeps students (and me as the teacher) from getting bored! A few years ago when …

# Outliers

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 …

My Algebra 1 students are in the midst of our next-to-last unit of the year: data analysis. This is my first year of teaching Algebra 1 where my students do not have to take an end-of-instruction exam in Algebra 1. This means that I don’t have to rush through concepts in order to have enough …

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. …