Statistics for Kids Model Eliciting Activities to Investigate Concepts in Statistics (Grades 4-6)
Perhaps the most useful and neglected content area of mathematics is statistics, especially for students in Grades 4-6. Couple that fact with the notion that mathematical modeling is an increasing emphasis in many standards, such as the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the NCTM standards, and the necessity for this topic is overdue. In this book, teachers will facilitate learning using model-eliciting activities (MEAs), problem-solving tasks created by mathematics educators to encourage students to investigate concepts in mathematics through the creation of mathematical models. Students will explore statistical concepts including trends, spread of data, standard deviation, variability, correlation, sampling, and more—all of which are designed around topics of interest to students.
This book is a collection of seven realistic questions that allow young students to explore statistical measurement. Each activity focuses on a different area of statistics such as correlation or central tendency. The book is a good resource for open-ended statistics problems.,Dave Johnston,Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 11/1/13
Written specifically for teachers of Grades 4 to 6, Chamberlin uses age-appropriate vocabulary and explains concepts clearly. This is a valuable resource for fostering critical thinking and problem solving with advanced math learners in the elementary school classroom.,Gifted Child Today, 1/20/15