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1. 50 State SAT Data (internal link)
Category: Data Analysis, Numbers, Averages



2. Comparing and Understanding the Casualties in Iraq During a 1-year Period (internal link)
Category: Averages, Mean, Median, Mode, 5 Number Summary



3. How Taxing are Taxes: Understanding how Taxes and Tax Cuts Affect Different Income Earners (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students learn about how taxes are levied based on taxable income. They then analyze how a new series of tax cuts might affect people of different income levels and their tax rates.
Category: Percents, Averages



4. Median Household Income by Race, 1988-2003 (internal link)
Category: Averages



5. Minority-Owned Business: What is the Real Picture? (internal link)
Abstract: How are minority-owned businesses really doing in this country? Students compare 7 different charts of data sorted by race including loan denial rates, educational attainment, and number of small-business owners. They must use their knowledge of statistics and graphing to compare information within each table and with other tables to answer the main question. Good for 2 - 5 hours of class.
Category: Graphing, Averages, Correlation, Statistics



6. Negotiating a Fair Wage Increase for Unions (internal link)
Category: Averages, Mean, Median, Mode, 5 Number Summary



7. Neighborhood History Through Mathematical Analysis (internal link)
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to build an interest in mathematics and history by doing mathematical analysis of historical data, rather than textbook data, that the students find themselves from primary historical documents.
Category: Data, Representative Sampling, Scatterplots, Stem and Leaf Plots, Histograms, Averages, Box and Whisker Blots, Mean, Median



8. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Student Version) (internal link)
Category: Averages, Percents, Data Analysis, Rates, Graphing, Pie Graphs, Line Graphs, Histograms, Dot Plots, Bar Graphs, Mean, Median, Mo



9. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
Category: Averages, Percents, Data Analysis, Rates, Graphing, Pie Graphs, Line Graphs, Histograms, Dot Plots, Bar Graphs, Mean, Median, Mo



10. The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings (internal link)
Abstract: This report illustrates the economic value of a high school or college diploma. It also provides, by level of education, synthetic estimates of the average total earnings adults are likely to accumulate over the course of their working lives.
Category: Data, Data Analysis, Trends, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Averages, Rates



11. The Mediator (internal link)
Abstract: A 1-day lesson that asks students to mediate a salary dispute between a Union and their bosses. They are presented with a chart of salaries for people in different positions, and two opposing viewpoints of how to find the 'average' salary. Then they have to determine which average they feel is most accurate, and defend their position.
Category: Averages, Mean, Median, Mode



12. Unemployment Rate Debate: Assignment (internal link)
Abstract: This assignment is intended to help students understand how averages can be skewed in many directions. Students are given an organization to represent, several sets of data on unemployment rates, and have to debate each other about what unemployment rate they think is most accurate.
Category: Averages, Graphing, Data Analysis



13. Unemployment Rate Debate: Data (internal link)
Abstract: This is the data for the Unemployment Rate Debate
Category: Averages, Graphing, Data Analysis




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