Have you ever wondered what an entire interactive notebook looks like? Today I want to share with you one of my student’s notebooks from last year’s statistics class. I didn’t do the best job of blogging all my notebook pages last year. I blame it on the craziness of getting married last school year!
Many of these pages should look familiar because I did blog about some of them!
These notebook pages are based off of an older edition of BVD’s Stats Modeling the World textbook.
Each unit started out with a unit divider/table of contents/score tracking sheet. I blogged about this system here.
Our first activity of the year was the hiring discrimination activity from The Practice of Statistics. This activity got a blog post here!
Next was a Q and A section taken straight from the BVD stats book:
Vocabulary Sheet for Unit 1. This idea failed TERRIBLY. Having my students copy down vocab words took waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too long. We don’t have stats books, so I can’t make them copy down the vocab on their own time.
Class Survey Results. I typed up the results for the class so we could use this data throughout the rest of the course.
Students had to write down observations from our class results.
This was another foldable where I asked my students to do too much writing. I should have pre-typed most of that!
W’s Practice Problems:
Next, students had to design their own survey and label the cases and results. This didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. Next time I teach stats, I’ll make much more structured notes for this lesson!
Categorical vs Quantitative Variable Card Sort (Blog Post)
My last attempt at vocabulary for the year.
3 Rules of Data Analysis:
Graphs In The News Foldable. This also became a blog post last year!
Titanic Contingency Tables:
Students had to design a survey to determine if two variables were independent or dependent.
Contingency Table Practice:
M&M Lab – This was modified from @druinok. Almost all of what I have is thanks to her and her willingness to share resources!
We made a pocket to hold our practice cards:
Quantitative Data Displays Foldable:
You can see that I accidentally typed something under the wrong section. Oops!
We practiced making graphs from our class survey results.
I love the SOCS acronym that @druinok shared with me. I blogged about this foldable here.
We looked at the shape, outliers, center, and spread of the Kentucky Derby Winning Times from 1875 to 2008.
And, then we did even more SOCS practice!
Numerical Center Practice:
Silly me accidentally put the same problem twice inside this foldable. Another oops moment!
I made them go through the process of finding standard deviation by hand before showing them how to do it on their calculators.
Standard Deviation Practice:
Interquartile Range Notes:
We did some basic IQR practice:
Then, we did an IQR vs. Standard Deviation Card Sort. I blogged about this card sort here.
We traced our hands and wrote out the 5 facts that should be reported in a 5 number summary. I blogged about this lesson here.
Remember that class survey data? We used it to make our own five number summaries!
Notes on Making a Boxplot
We collected some data playing Tenzi and used that to practice making boxplots.
In the end, we just ended up playing using the normal rules TWICE. So, we compared our Tenzi results as an inexperienced player and an experienced player!
What are the numbers in the 8 boxes? They are the number of seconds it took my students to finish a round of Tenzi. If I were to do this again (and I definitely would!), I would have my students maybe count the number of rolls it took them to reach Tenzi.
Tenzi Box Plots:
We followed this up with another game, the Game of Greed. I got game from @druinok, as well.
We did a bit of comparing boxplot practice.
Next, we did a Halloween Statistics activity to examine how shifting and rescaling a variable affects the summary statistics.
We wrote up some summary notes to describe what happened:
Then, it was time to talk z-scores! I blogged about introducing z-scores here.
Calculating and Comparing Z-Score Notes
Normal Model Notes:
Normal Model Tables:
Z-Scores In Reverse:
More Normal Distribution Practice:
Foldable with Random Number Table Inside:
Steps for a Simulation:
Realized afterward we needed even more practice!
Types of Sampling Notes:
How to Randomly Select a Simple Random Sample:
Sources of Bias:
Experiment vs. Observational Study Notes
Parts of an Experiment
Parts of an Experiment:
How to Design An Experiment:
Water Dowsing Experiment:
Types of Randomization:
More Activities for Teaching Statistics
- 53 Fun and Interesting Statistics Activities
- Mean Median Mode & Range Challenge Activity
- Linear Regression Tutorials
- Dry Erase Workmat for Finding Five Number Summary, IQR, and Outliers
- Tenzi vs Splitzi Measures of Central Tendency Activity
- Measures of Central Tendency Graphic Organizers
- Statistics Interactive Notebook Pages 2015-2016
- Statistics Survey Project
- Best Line of Best Fit Contest
- Let’s Make a Graph Activity
- Hiring Discrimination Simulation for Statistics
- Game of Greed Statistics Foldable