Advanced Common Core Math Explorations
Probability and Statistics (Grades 5-8)
Stretch your students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems that extend concepts from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in Advanced Common Core Math Explorations: Probability and Statistics. Students will learn powerful mathematical ideas about data and chance as they make sense of real-world situations from science, sports, and everyday life. Each activity comes with extensive teacher support, including student handouts, discussion guides, detailed solutions, and suggestions for extending the investigations.
Table of Contents
Preface A Note to Students A Note to Teachers Introduction Connections to the Common Core State Standards Teacher’s Guide Exploration 1: Playing With Data Exploration 2: A Day at the Races Exploration 3: Simulation Station Exploration 4: Comparing Populations Exploration 5: One More Time! Exploration 6: What Are the Chances? Exploration 7: Paths and Pascal Exploration 8: Sports Correlations Exploration 9: Triangle Trials Appendix References About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment..
Jerry Burkhart has been teaching and learning math with gifted students in Minnesota for nearly 20 years. He has degrees in physics, mathematics, and math education. He provides professional development for teachers and is a regular presenter at conferences around topics of meeting the needs of gifted students in mathematics...
The explorations are not easy, but they offer a great opportunity for students to step outside of their math comfort zone and grow as mathematical thinkers. [They] would provide upper middle school students with creative, and differentiated, problems to solve, as well as provide a review of learned concepts.,Kathleen Palmieri,MiddleWeb,10/11/18
Overall, I believe this is an excellent resource for any teacher in the middle or upper grades who is looking for support in implementing cognitively demanding probability and statistics activities in their classrooms. Many of the problems within each exploration can be used as stand-alone tasks or as part of the intended exploration as a tool for developing deep conceptual understanding.,Michelle Morgan,University of Northern Colorado, 10/15/18