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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:

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.

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.

Statistician Uses Mathematics To Predict Oscar Winners

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.


2017 Poster 

Past Theme Posters And Images Through The Years  (1992-2016)


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: April 2, 2017 


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