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How many states have you visited? We’re getting into one my favorite part of teaching statistics – data collection! I created this free printable to help my statistics students figure out how many states they have visited since students don’t typically know that fact off the top of their heads. I know that I can’t tell you how many states I’ve visited.

I printed the maps on letter sized paper and put them in dry erase pockets to allow students to easily figure out how many states they have visited.

If you don’t have a classroom set of dry erase pockets, you could also use heavy duty sheet protectors. But, I highly recommend investing in a classroom set of the pockets since they are so much more durable.

I realize there isn’t much to this file, but I hope that I can help keep someone else from having to recreate the wheel!

This prompt leads to a great opportunity to practice making dotplots!

I have also created printable versions with 2 and 4 to a page if you want to skip the dry erase pockets and just have students mark the states they have visited directly on the map.

My blogging frequency has drastically decreased with the start of the school year. Hopefully as I begin to get back in the swing of things, I can find time to start posting regularly again. Though, I doubt I will be posting daily as I was during the summer. I think I am going to aim for 2-3 blog posts per week during the school year.

## Free Download of How Many States Have You Visited Map

How Many States Have You Visited Map – 1 to a Page (PDF) (447 downloads)

How Many States Have You Visited Map – 2 to a Page (PDF) (263 downloads)

How Many States Have You Visited Map – 4 to a Page (PDF) (230 downloads)

How Many States Have You Visited Map (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (196 downloads)

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- Mean Median Mode & Range Challenge Activity
- Dot Plot of the Day Activity
- Emergency Rooms Card Sort Activity for Categorical and Quantitative Variables
- Categorical vs Quantitative Variables Hold-Up Cards Activity
- Design Your Own Dot Plot Magnets Activity
- How Many States Have You Visited Map
- Linear Regression Tutorials
- Candy Grab Lab for Linear Regression
- Guess the Correlation Coefficient Blooket Game

Valerie Capps

Friday 3rd of December 2021

Hello! I have a question. With the states paper in the dry erase pockets, do you just use this the first day of introducing dot plots? Do you just pass them out, have the students complete them, and then what? I want to use this! Do you have them pull out the paper afterwards and have them compare their dots to others? I'm trying to think of how I could make this activity last longer than 5 minutes. Thanks for any help!