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# Activities

## NJ HSPA Cluster 3

#### Activity Overview

The NJ High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) assesses skills, concepts and understanding in four cluster areas. The following activity addresses Grade 11 Cluster III: Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics.

#### Before the Activity

The New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) assesses skills, concepts and understanding in four cluster areas. The following file, Cluster3.tip, addresses Grade 11 Cluster III: Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics. Particular emphasis is on Macro A: Determine, interpret, and use probabilities of simple and compound events. The materials in this file are by no means comprehensive. They will, however, be an excellent resource, and provide a good jumping off point for further investigation. Here is the readmefirst document.

#### During the Activity

Cluster3.tip contains the following files: 1. L1.8xl a list which is necessary to complete the Spinner Simulation.edc. The list contains 100 random integers from 1 to 8. 2. Spinner Simulation.edc a self-check LearningCheck™ file which uses the information in L1.8xl to investigate theoretical and experimental probabilities. 3. Probability Simulation Activity.doc - an investigation involving the rolling of one die and two dice using the Probability Simulation App. If needed, the Prob Sim APP can be downloaded for free from the TI website: http://education.ti.com. The activity can be submitted on paper or the teacher can use the ProbabilitySimulationsActivity learning check file to collect the work from the class. 4. ProbabilitySimulationsActivity.edc a LearningCheck™ file which the teacher can use to collect the questions from the Probabilty Simulations Activity (see #3). A slide show in Class Analysis can be used to foster discussion of what is learned. 5. Cluster 3 Assessment.edc- a LearningCheck™ file which is best used as a test bank. Questions are of the Multiple Choice, True False and Short Answer formats. These questions can be used as a test bank and pulled into a new .edc file to give a class an assessment. Although True False questions are not part of the HSPA format, they can be used in a discussion for deciding what would need to be done to a false statement to make it a true one.