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Elementary Math: Statistics, Data & Probability - Chapter Summary
If you're a current or prospective elementary math teacher, check out these lessons on statistics, data and probability instruction. The chapter offers short and fun lessons that go over instructional strategies and activities for several topics, including data collection, data organization, central tendency, statistical questions and probability formulas. When you're finished, you should be equipped to:
- Differentiate between statistical and non-statistical questions
- Use data collection games and activities in the classroom
- Organize/understand data with schedules and tables
- Define the concept of central tendency
- Teach students about basic probability formulas
- Find the probability of simple, complementary and compound events
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1. Statistical vs Non-Statistical Questions
Watch this video lesson and you will learn how to spot statistical and non-statistical questions. You will learn that statistical questions have variance in their answers while non-statistical questions don't.
2. Data Collection Activities & Games for Kids
Hands-on activities are the best way to teach students how to collect data and make different graphs. In this lesson, you will learn a few fun hands-on activities to get your students excited about data collection and graphing.
3. Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules
In math, when we have to deal with a lot of data, having a visual format to present all the data becomes very useful. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take advantage of two of these visual formats.
4. Central Tendency: Measures, Definition & Examples
Explore the measures of central tendency. Learn more about mean, median, and mode and how they are used in the field of psychology. At the end, test your knowledge with a short quiz.
5. Introduction to Probability: Formula & Examples
Ever taken a chance on something? Before you took that chance, did you want to know what your chances were on actually winning? Then you were dealing with probability, the likelihood that a specific event will occur.
6. Probability of Simple, Compound and Complementary Events
Simple, compound, and complementary events are different types of probabilities. Each of these probabilities are calculated in a slightly different fashion. In this lesson, we will look at some real world examples of these different forms of probability.
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