Gain insight into the ways that students reason about measurement units and use data to draw conclusions.
Jennifer N. Lovett and Hollylynne S. Lee
little problems with big solutions
Sherry L. Bair and JoAnn Cady
To elicit creative student thinking, this open-ended problem asks solvers to calculate which movie career was more successful, that of Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks.
“when will I ever use this?”
Amy Hillen and Joe DeMaio
This problem involves medal placements during the Winter Olympic games.
Stephanie A. Casey
Students explore six tasks to develop criteria for finding an informal line of best fit.
Jill A. Cochran
An outdoor context can reel in two important mathematical ideas and catch students' misconceptions in the process.
Carmen Petrick Smith and Kris Kenlan
Students investigate how well an online game helps them learn.
George J. Roy, Thomas E. Hodges, and LuAnn Graul
Students' mathematical intuition about estimation can serve as an entry point for tasks exploring measures of center.
Nirmala Naresh and Bridget Royce
Students design game boards and gather experimental data to better understand the hidden mathematics in a common television game show.
Stephanie A. Casey and Jonathan D. Bostic
Implementing the practice of looking for and making use of structure differs when addressing statistics content standards compared with mathematics content standards. Read about suggestions for tuning out noise in data to teach SMP 7 in statistics.
Lynn G. Patterson and Kadie L. Patterson
An engaging activity analyzing the average age of U.S. presidents not only integrates history and mathematics but also examines measures of central tendency and its appropriate uses.