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# Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, Grades 6-8

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Curriculum resources, including lesson plans, background reading, printables and video, for grades 6-8.

#### Lesson Plans:

Scatterplots, Lines of Best Fit, and Predictions Students in grades 8-9 use scatterplots and approximate lines of best fit and use lines of best fit to make predictions.

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..

#### Activities:

Random Coin Toss
Flip a virtual coin to explore probability.

#### Background Resources:

Previous Themes  Scroll to page bottom to find links to 24 lesson collections on the brain, networks, sports, climate, voting, manufacturing, Internet security, art, biology, medicine, and more.

PBS NOVA Resources  Links to resources, including biographies of women mathematicians.

The Math in the Movies Page  A guide to and critique of movies and TV with scenes of real mathematics.

Magic of Math: Books on Math and Science for Students Grouped beginning, intermediate and advanced.

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.

#### Podcasts:

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

#### Video:

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 8, 2019

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