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1. 50 State SAT Data (internal link)
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2. A Data Processing Lesson for Statistics about AIDS: Reading a Table or Chart (internal link)
Abstract: Students will work on describing the scope of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by extracting data from a table. They will also work to make comparisons and draw conclusions from the data. This document also contains a social studies lesson about AIDS.
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3. A Graphing Activity on Growing Incarceration Rates (internal link)
Abstract: A 1-day lesson that asks students to answer questions about a Line Graph showing the exponential growth of the US Incarceration rate over the past 50 years. Math involved includes Line Graphs and Rates.
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4. All Choked Up by Smoking Statistics (external link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students create graphs from a table provided by the American Lung Association regarding smoking habits among high school seniors from 1976 to 1997 as a way to demonstrate understanding of how to present statistics graphically in a variety of ways.
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5. Banking on a Good Turn: Examining Key World Economies and Comparing their Current Volatility (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students review key economic terms and ideas necessary for understanding world economies. They then research the economies of countries in the Group of 8 and present how their economies have changed over the past five years and how the relationships among these countries affect each other in light of world events. Finally, they individually reflect on how the war with Iraq has impacted the economy of one of the Group of 8 members.
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6. Bills, Bills, Bills: A Real-Life Math Unit (internal link)
Abstract: This unit brings teaching decimals to life by giving students the experience of paying bills and managing a checkbook. The unit also integrates literature, music, and cooperative learning, and was designed for a 6th-grade classroom.
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7. Black Voter Disenfranchisement (internal link)
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8. Building a Community Garden and a Math Community (internal link)
Abstract: This is a geometry unit that gets students involved in community gardens to learn about the practical applications of perimeter, area, similarity, and more. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of issues including hunger and poverty.
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9. Community Voices Heard - Student Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
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10. Community Voices Heard - Teacherss Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
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11. Comparing and Understanding the Casualties in Iraq During a 1-year Period (internal link)
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12. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in Brooklyn (internal link)
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13. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in the Bronx (internal link)
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14. Comparing Disparities in Race-Based Incarceration Rates (internal link)
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15. Credit Cards: Teaching Students About the Plastic Peril (internal link)
Abstract: This multi-day unit helps students to understand how Credit Cards work, focusing largely on the issue of debt in the U.S. Math involved includes percents, compound interest, quadratic equations, exponents, and more.
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16. Credit Unions vs. Banks (external link)
Abstract: This 1-sheet can be used in a classroom to help students understand the key differences between Credit Unions and Banks.
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17. Data on the Health of New Yorkers (internal link)
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18. Fighting Poverty in Queens (internal link)
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19. Financial Literacy Survey (internal link)
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20. Financial Literacy Survey Answers (internal link)
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21. Foreign Exchange: Investigating the Economy of Foreign Nations (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students share ideas about the values of foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar. They then research the economy of a foreign country and prepare an appropriate budget for one month study abroad. They synthesize their learning by reflecting on what life would be like if they were to live on $100 a week in a foreign country.
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22. Graffiti Graphing (external link)
Abstract: Several similar units that utilize an online simulation of learning about graphing, angles, rotation, and other geometric concepts through creating computerized "graffiti" letters.
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23. Gunshots by the Numbers: Examining and Presenting Statistics about the Dangers of Guns in Homes (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students convert statistics about gun injuries into visual presentations, then use these as the basis for a poster campaign to teach children about the dangers of guns in homes.
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24. How Do Poor People Bank? (internal link)
Abstract: A 2 - 4 day lesson on the banking structures available for poor people. The lesson starts by explaining how traditional banks provide people with interest on savings accounts and then explores how this is flipped on poor people forced to use check cashers, pawn shops, rapid refund loans, etc. Math involved includes percents, interest, compound interest, APR.
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25. How Rising Oil Prices Affect the Poor Disproportionately (external link)
Abstract: This activity looks at the way that rising oil prices disproportionately affect poor people.
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26. 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.
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27. Incarceration & Crime Rates (internal link)
Abstract: This series of lessons explores the connection between Crime Rates and Incarceration Rates in the U.S. Math involved includes line graphs, slope, writing functions, and rates.
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28. Islamic Art and Geometric Design (external link)
Abstract: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit on Islamic art, this teaching tool helps students learn about tiling, patterns and tesselations, and contains useful diagrams and explanations for how to teach these concepts and create similar projects in your classroom.
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29. Jail, Education, and Opportunities (internal link)
Abstract: This provides an overview of an activity that students can do to learn more about the demographics and trends within the U.S. Prisons System by having them research data from the Department of Corrections and construct tables and graphs to make inferences to predict future data.
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30. Lost In Translation: Writing About Mathematics for a Popular Audience (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students reflect on the uses of mathematics in their daily lives and work in pairs to design brochures that make specific mathematical concepts clear and interesting to a popular audience. They then present their brochures to a family member and write response papers evaluating their own efforts.
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31. Map of NY Counties (w/ Names) (internal link)
Abstract: Map of NY counties with names
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32. Map of NY Counties (w/out Names) (internal link)
Abstract: Map of NY counties without names
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33. Math and Art (external link)
Abstract: This 8-part unit explores the overlap between mathematics and art. Math topics include: geometry, symmetry, patterns, etc.
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34. Mayan Mathematics (internal link)
Abstract: These lessons introduce students to mayan mathematics. Activities include comparing our counting system to the Mayan system, writing numbers with the Mayan representations, and learning how to do computations using Mayan symbols.
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35. Mayan Mathematics and Architecture (external link)
Abstract: Developed by the Denver public schools, this unit explores tha Mayan numerical system, and both compares/contrasts it with other ancient numerical systems. Students also measure and calculate the area, volume and perimeter of Mayan temples, create 3D projects, and work with computers.
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36. Measured Opinions: Developing Public Opinion Polls to Report Views on Important Issues (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students explore how opinion polls are created and conducted, focusing on the wording of questions and the methods of sampling a population.
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37. Military and Defense Spending (internal link)
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38. Minority Business Ownership (internal link)
Abstract: A 1-day lesson about Minority-owned businesses. The lesson presents students with several charts and a graph on the issue, and asks them to intrepret the information to determine how M.O. businesses are doing. Students can also manipulate the data to deepen their understanding of the situation.
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39. 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.
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40. Native American Beading: Coordinate Planes (external link)
Abstract: This lesson introduces students to Cartesian planes and graphing in the context of Native American beading. It can also tie in computer-generated beading a program if you have computer access.
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41. Negotiating a Fair Wage Increase for Unions (internal link)
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42. 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.
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43. On the Corner: Day Laborers in the US (RADIO PROGRAM) (internal link)
Abstract: The first nationwide study on day laborers was completed in January 2006. Based on 2,660 interviews with workers in 20 states it reveals high levels of abuse towards the workers. Abel Valenzuela, an associate professor at UCLA and one of the studies three authors, talks about the findings.
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44. Onwards and Upwards: Comparing National and State College Tuition Increases (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students interpret a graph representing rising college tuition costs, then collect data on college tuition changes in the United States by region and create their own graphs. For homework, they make predictions about future tuition prices.
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45. Opinions Please! Creating and Conducting Surveys to Gather Information about Students' Communities (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students will consider the purpose of surveys and polls and learn how to create them effectively. After they examine a poll by The New York Times, they create, administer, and tally surveys of their own design.
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46. Organizing for the Future (internal link)
Abstract: In this activity, students are working for a union that is organizing for a large rally. Students are given a set of financial and time constraints, and have to determine which organizing strategies to use and how much time to spend on them.
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47. Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin (external link)
Abstract: From the 2000 Census, this article looks at the way that Hispanics were classified during the census, and provides an analysis of Hispanics in the U.S. broken down by race, jobs/income, etc.
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48. Playing Mathematics and Doing Music (internal link)
Abstract: This series of lessons introduces students to Polyrhythms, and teaches them the mathematics behind beats and rhythms. Students explore different beat cycles, the Chinese Remainder Theorem, and several applications of Algebra. It can also be used in conjunction with a free, online beat simulator.
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49. Portfolio Project on Data Analysis and Graphing (internal link)
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50. Puerto Rican Rhythm Wheels (internal link)
Abstract: This lesson explores fractions, LCDs and LCMs within the context of Puerto Rican Rhythm Wheels and percussion. It is also linked to an online rhythm wheel simulation.
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51. Racial Wealth Gap (internal link)
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52. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Student Version) (internal link)
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53. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
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54. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 2 (Student Version) (internal link)
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55. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 2 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
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56. Regression and Line of Best Fit Visualization Tool (internal link)
Abstract: Download this Excel file to learn about Regression and the Line of Best Fit through an easy to use and interactive tool. Move the cursor to change the Line of Best Fit.
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57. Rising Rent (internal link)
Abstract: A short, 1-3 day set of lessons about Gentrification in Brooklyn. These lessons help students understand the term gentrification and looks at changes in rent in different zip codes to understand its effects. Math involved includes percents, percent growth, scatterplot graphing, Line of Best Fit, and Correlation.
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58. Risky Business: Investigating Connections Between Teens' Movie Viewing Restrictions and Their Use of Tobacco and Alcohol (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students learn about a recent Dartmouth study that connected teenagers' movie viewing restrictions with their tobacco and alcohol usage. They then conduct their own research in tobacco and alcohol use among teenagers by devising surveys to be distributed and analyzed in their own school setting.
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59. Rock Oil, Rock Oil Everywhere (external link)
Abstract: This series of lessons studies the production and consumption of oil in the U.S. and around the world.
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60. Sandkofa (internal link)
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61. Save The Pups (Problem) (external link)
Abstract: A max/min problem where students will maximize how many lives we can save. The activity uses the Vertex Form of a parabola (instead of calculus) to find the max.
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62. Save The Pups (Solution) (external link)
Abstract: A max/min problem where students will maximize how many lives we can save. The activity uses the Vertex Form of a parabola (instead of calculus) to find the max.
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63. Seminar: Comparing Teen Gun-Related Murder Rates in the U.S. over the Past 20 Years (internal link)
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64. Smoke Signals: Exploring the Economic and Health-Related Impacts of a Smoking Habit (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students estimate the amount of money a non-smoking teen spends in a week, a month, and a year, and compare it with the expenses of a teen who smokes one, two, and three packs a day. They then research other reasons that teens should not smoke, and create an ad campaign geared toward young people emphasizing the financial and health benefits of not smoking.
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65. Social Justice Contexts for Data-Based Projects in Algebra and Statistics (internal link)
Abstract: This unit contains five projects about poverty, and teaches students to use multiple representations to analyze data. The projects engages students in answering these questions: What is Poverty? Who are the Poor? How is poverty related to school achievement? How has poverty changed? What can be done?
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66. Taxes: What In The World Are You Paying For? (internal link)
Abstract: Students will explore this essential question: if taxes pay for publicly benefitial programs, then how are they also a cause of poverty? This lesson covers a brief history of income taxes, explores the difference between regressive and progressive taxation, and the increasing ability for corporations to avoid paying taxes. Students also learn about what portion of their taxes are distributed to each governmental agency (including over 30% for the military). 1 - 2 hours.
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67. Telling the Truth with Fractions, Decimals and Percents: A High School Curriculum (internal link)
Abstract: This is a remedial curriculum for high school students on fractions, decimals and percents for a heterogeneous ninth grade classroom in an urban public school with a human rights theme. Included is a teacherís manual with suggestions for implementation and adaptation of the curriculum, discussion topics for teachers and students about the curriculum, tests and quizzes and guides for using manipulatives.
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68. TEST (internal link)
Abstract: Blah Blah
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69. The Child Poverty Situation (internal link)
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70. The Cost of War in Iraq: How Does it Affect My Community? (internal link)
Abstract: This series of lessons has students look at the cost of the War in Iraq and has them look at how this has had a financial impact on them and their communities. Students also come up with alternative models for the money spent on the war that would positively affect their communities.
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71. The Growing Divide: Inequality and the Roots of Economic Insecurity (external link)
Abstract: This curriculum is useful to help students understand the growing gaps between people in the US along income lines, examining both the causes and consquences of this problem.
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72. 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.
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73. The Race of Baseball All-Stars (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will examine baseball statistics and decide whether race played a part in All-Star Voting. They will use graphs and data analysis to model real world problems, and will use logic and deductive reasoning to draw conclusions from their data.
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74. The Statistics Teacher Network (internal link)
Abstract: Published by the American Statistical Association, this paper outlines a sequence of activities for an introductory Statistics course. It includes activities, overall goals for a course, and links to other useful resources.
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75. Understanding Military Recruitment in New York (internal link)
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76. 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.
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77. Unemployment Rate Debate: Data (internal link)
Abstract: This is the data for the Unemployment Rate Debate
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78. War & the Economy: Too Many Guns, Not Enough Butter (external link)
Abstract: This workshop is designed to help students develop an understanding of the size of the US military and military spending
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79. War & the Economy: Too Many Guns, Not Enough Butter (Trainers Guide) (external link)
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80. Who Does the Lottery Benefit? (internal link)
Abstract: The goal of this lesson is that students consider some of the arguments against the lottery and how it functions as a regressive tax. The mathematics involved include combinations, permutations, and probability.
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81. Who Serves? A Comparison of Demographics Between the Military and General Population (internal link)
Abstract: This series of lessons explores possible disparities between the general population and the military, especially among military recruits. Students compare data and statistics on both populations and use various algebraic and statistical methods to compare the two groups.
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82. Who's Being Left Behind? Exploring the Racial Achievement Gap on Standardized Tests (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will consider commonly reported standardized test statistics and think about some of the institutional causes of these problems. Math covered includes topics from Algebra I and II, Advanced Functions, and Modeling.
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