Math Awareness Month, Grades 6-8
2016 Theme: The Future of Prediction
Curriculum resources, including lesson plans, background reading, printables and video, for grades 6-8 address the 2016 Math Awareness Month theme: The Future of Prediction.
Experimental vs. Statistical Probability Students in grade 7 collect experimental data to predict statistical probability. Standards are listed.
Predicting The Future With Best-Fit Lines Students in grades 8-9 use scatter plots and best-fit lines to make predictions based on data.
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 (3 MB, 192 pgs) Provides instruction and activities in concepts.
Random Coin Toss Flip a virtual coin to explore probability.
2016 Theme Poster Download the theme poster (577 KB)
2016 Theme Essays Articles on using oil and gas prices to predict industrial production, predictors for health and wellness, and how forecasting methods have evolved.
Mathematics Awareness Month April 2016 Theme-Related Resources Simulations, games, puzzles, journal articles, data, and videos dealing exploring prediction.
AMS Mathematics Awareness Month-Related Resources Lists books, articles, and posters.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.
Oscars: Predicting The Nominations Using Just Math A mathematical model to calculate the probability a nominee will win an Oscar.
Predicting Climate (6:30) A conversation about math and predictive models, climate and climate change, and climate change mitigation.
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.
last updated: March 25, 2016
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