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Middle Grades Math

Statistics and Probability

In this unit, students will build upon their previous experiences with univariate data to analyze, compare and interpret bivariate data. Students will use random sampling to generate data sets and learn about the importance of representative samples for drawing inferences. Students will investigate random processes to develop, use, and evaluate probability models. They will use lists, tables, tree diagrams and simulations to find probabilities of single and compound events. Students will use linear equations to describe bivariate data and interpret components of these mathematical models, for instance slopes and y-intercepts.

This unit was developed from the Common Core State Standards. For more information download the unit guide (on the right) where the specific content standard is identified. There may be other CCSS that align to the activities as well that are not referenced on the guide.

Middle Grades Math: Statistics and Probability Activities

Title Type

Interrogating Data by Random Sampling

This lesson involves using random sampling to make predictions about a population.

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  • 2203

One Year Makes a Difference

This lesson involves drawing informal comparative inferences about two populations.

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  • 3664

Long Run

This lesson involves investigating simulations used to observe long-run relative frequencies.

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  • 1972

One and One Equals Win

This lesson involves using proportionality and a basic understanding of probability to make and test conjectures about the results of experiments and simulations.

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  • 2117

Exploring Bivariate Data

This lesson involves investigating patterns of association in various sets of bivariate data.

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  • 2106

Lines of Fit

This lesson involves informally fitting a straight line for a given data set that represents mean verbal and mathematics scores on SAT in 2004 across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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  • 2160

Say It With a Survey

This lesson involves using given bivariate and multivariate categorical data to display bar charts and construct two-way tables.

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  • 2252

Linear Modeling

This lesson involves modeling relationship between variables related to the operational cost of airplanes.

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  • 2064

Analyzing Country Data

In this activity, students will examine sample ages from three countries displayed in a spreadsheet and in relative frequency histograms that highlight the distinctive features of the distribution of the ages from each sample.

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  • 4362

Boxplots Introduction

This lesson involves representing distributions of data using boxplots.

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  • 4908
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