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Middle School Resources

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Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

ON-Math

Online Activities:

  • State Names
    This Illuminations lesson prompts students to use multiple representations to analyze the frequency of letters that occur in the names of all 50 states.
  • Bar Grapher
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to either create a customized bar graph from a personal data set or display a graph from a pre-made data set.
  • Box Plotter
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to either create a customized box plot from a personal data set or display a box plot from a pre-made data set.
  • Circle Grapher
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to either create a customized circle graph from a personal data set or display a circle graph from a pre-made data set.
  • Histogram Tool
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to either create a customized histogram from a personal data set or display a histogram from a pre-made data set.

Probability Resources

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

ON-Math

  • Gambling Does Not Pay
    This article provides activities for student exploration into the odds, or probability, of winning the lottery.

Online Activities:

  • Game of SKUNK
    This Illuminations lesson boosts students’ decision-making skills and understanding of choice versus chance while building a foundation of mathematics probability.
  • Sticks and Stones
    This Illuminations lesson allows students to investigate probability via collection of data, examination of likelihood of various moves, and use of basic ideas of expected value to determine the average number of moves needed to win a game.
  • Adjustable Spinner
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to create a spinner and examine the experimental and theoretical outcomes for a specified number of spins.
  • Random Drawing Tool - Independent Trials
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities.
  • Random Drawing Tool - Sampling Distribution
    This Illuminations applet allows the user to explore sampling distributions by drawing multiple numbers many times.

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