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# Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, Grades K-5

Found In: mathematics, preK-2, 3-5

Curriculum resources, including lesson plans, background reading, printables and video, for grades preK-5.

#### Lesson Plans & Activities

Weather Watchers Students in grades 3-5 collect and analyze weather data to help them predict the weather. NCTM membership is now required.

Forecast the Weather: A Weather Watch Lesson (3–5) Students analyze different weather conditions and create a report.

Everybody Loves Board Games Students in grade 4 make predictions and record the frequency of a number recurring in the throw of two dice.

Random Coin Toss Flip a virtual coin to explore probability.

#### Professional Development:

Mathematical Probability Activities for K-8 teachers to practice using mathematical probabilities to predict the expected frequencies of outcomes from repeated trials of random experiments.

Probability And Statistics For Elementary And Middle School Teachers (PDF , 3 MB, 192 pgs) Provides instruction and activities in concepts.

#### Background Resources

The Quest To Predict Severe Weather Sooner An article that examines efforts to improve the prediction of severe weather beyond two days.

Using Statistics To Predict Rogue Waves Discusses a mathematical model to derive the probability of extreme waves.

Statistician Uses Mathematics To Predict Oscar Winners

Math Links Math and puzzles.

The Quest To Predict Severe Weather Sooner An article that examines efforts to improve the prediction of severe weather beyond two days.

Using Statistics To Predict Rogue Waves Discusses a mathematical model to derive the probability of extreme waves.

Climate Change: How Do We Know? Presents scientific evidence for climate warming.

Posters:

Past Theme Posters And Images Through The Years  (1992-2017)

#### Videos

Probability Space (2:15) A visual explanation of sample space for random events.

Probability With Dice (2:05) Charts the sample space for rolling two dice and then calculates the probability of rolling an 8.

Describing Distributions: New Balance (grades 5-7) A video that describes how a graphical representation of data can help predict the quantity of each shoe and size to produce to meet consumer demand and maximize sales.

Math At The Core: Middle School More media and activities, aligned with Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

#### Podcasts

Predicting Climate (6:30) A conversation about math and predictive models, climate and climate change, and climate change mitigation.

last updated: March 8, 2019

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