Use the U.S. Constitution, Scrabble, and your graphing calculator to examine a number of statistical concepts with your Algebra 1 students.
Before the Activity
This activity can be used in association with any document other than the US Constitution. Depending upon the grade level, you may want to choose a different piece of writing.
In order to calculate the number of each letter in the alphabet, use the "find" tool in Microsoft Word. I have divided the activity up so that there are 5 groups; however, depending upon the number of individuals, you may want to further break it up.
During the Activity
Please see the attached Presentation .doc for instructions.
After the Activity
Please see the attached Presentation .doc for post-activity instructions.
The teachers notes, include extension questions and other options that could be completed after the activity is finished.