Statistics & Probability (7-9)

Statistics and Probability

  1. American Statistical Association – Dedicated to and involved in enhancing statistics education at all levels, including providing resources for K–12 teachers and teacher educators. Here, you will find information about classroom resources, publications in statistics education, guidelines, reports, workshops, webinars for teachers and student competitions.
    • Census at School – An international classroom project that engages students in grades 4–12 in statistical problem solving. Students complete a brief online survey, analyze their class census results and compare their class with random samples of students in the US and other countries.
    • What’s Going On in This Graph? – Grades 7–12 students in math, science, English, and social studies answer questions about timely graphs in which they can see themselves. Might be suitable for advanced grade 6 classrooms.
    • Levels of Conceptual Understanding in Statistics (LOCUS) – Assessments measure statistical understanding at two levels: Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. The intent of assessments is to provide educators and researchers with a valid and reliable assessment of conceptual understanding in statistics.
    • This is Statistics – An informative and engaging website that attempts to alter preconceived ideas of statistics and broaden thinking around this area of mathematics.
    • The World of StatisticsProvides links to resources available around the world.

  2. BetterLesson – Lesson ideas in the Math section with the subheadings specified below.
  3. Calculator.net – Select from a variety of calculators dealing with statistics and probability. The is a random dice roller also available for use.
  4. Census Reporter –  An independent project to make it easier to use information from the U.S. Census bureau. Place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look.
  5. CODAP – An easy­-to-­use data analysis environment designed for grades 5 and up. It can be used across the curriculum to help students summarize, visualize, and interpret data, advancing their skills to use data as evidence to support a claim.
  6. Edx – Online math courses from MIT, ASU, and other leading math and science institutions. Gain an understanding of standard deviation, probability distributions, probability theory, anova, and many more statistical concepts.
  7. eTAP – Brings quality personalized education to children throughout the country with whatever educational resources can best engage them and promote active learners. 
  8. Galileo Educational Network – A list of elementary school classroom resources for statistics and probability. The list is very short for grade 4-6 students:
    • Markov Process – This investigation can be entered into by children as young as 6 and is engaging for people who like to think about mathematical probability and dynamical systems.
    • Provincial Showdown – Your team is charged with creating a presentation to persuade potential investors that a favourable business environment exists. What area of Canada would you represent?
  9. GCalc – Teachers and students like you from all over the globe use GCalc daily for their graphing needs. GCalc is designed to provide a basic, easy-to-use, well-balanced set of graphing functionality for algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and beyond.
  10.   Geogebra – – Free digital tools for class activities, graphing, geometry, collaborative whiteboard and more. Find over 1 million free activities, simulations, exercises, lessons, and games for math.
  11. Gizmos – Find the perfect Gizmo to get your students ready for success. Manage your classes and assess your grade 3-12 students in one place. Make planning easy with customizable, expert lesson materials. There are free gizmos available but access to the full library needs a subscription.
  12. Graphing Stories – – A collection of short videos designed to promote critical thinking and synthesizing of information in order to translate it into data analysis using the provided handouts for each video.
  13. – Use these Smart Board games, activities and lessons to learn about Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability. Note: Lots of ads to deal with on the page.
  14. Khan Academy – The most fundamental branch of math is having a clear idea on number sense and numeration. This section consists of units dealing with data analysis, probability and statistics. 
  15. MacAnova – A free, open source, interactive statistical analysis program for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux by the School of Statistics, University of Minnesota.
  16. Math Grapher – Mathematical graphing tool for students.
  17. Math Worksheets 4 Kids – Introduces the elementary math concepts with sets of number measurement and geometry worksheets featuring topics like time, calendar, money, 2D or 3D shapes and more. 
  18. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics – The materials below are specifically for teachers dealing with numeracy.
  19. NRICH – – Curriculum-linked resources to develop mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  20. PBS Learning Media – Using interactives, videos and lesson plans, K-8 students can review the calculation of area, find the area of combined shapes and can be assessed on their understanding using Khan Academy. Similar units can be created on topics such as lines and angles, probability models, and the multiplication and division of fractions. Make sure to use the filter to isolate the right grade.
  21. Pink Monkey – Statistics chapters include lessons, quizzes, and more. The website’s simple design and easy-to-navigate chapters make it easy to interact with.
  22. Project Maths – Provides professional development support to post-primary teachers of Mathematics across the country. Aiming to provide high quality professional development and support to teachers and schools in providing the best possible Mathematics education for all students.
  23. StatPlus for Windows – A professional statistical analysis tool, the interface is so simple that even people who have no knowledge of statistics are capable of processing data, provided they know how to use PC and clear instructions are given.  A free version is available.
  24. Statlets – An interactive resource for learning statistics.
  25. Super Teacher Worksheets Various types of data analysis, graphing, statistics and probability resources. The limited amount of “free” worksheets on this subject are listed below:
  26. Texas Instruments – Browse and download activities designed for the complete line of Texas Instruments (TI) graphing calculators. Here are the search results from the activities directory for gr. 7-9 students:
  27. The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing – Covers the topics typically taught in Canadian Grade 7 – 9 Mathematics curricula and, in some instances, extends ideas beyond grade level.
    • Gr. 7-8 Data Collection and Graphs: Topics include different types of data; population, sample and census; bias in data collection, accepted answers and choice of sample group; frequency and relative frequency tables and graphs; reading and creating circle graphs; choosing an appropriate graph type for a data set; organizing continuous data into stem-and-leaf plots and frequency tables with intervals; as well as creating and reading histograms, and scatter plots.
    • Gr. 7-8 Data Analysis: Topics include determining the mean, median, and mode of data sets; studying the effects of adding data to a data set or removing data from a data set; exploring the effect of outliers; practising drawing conclusions and making predictions from data in graphs; interpreting data, histograms, and scatter plots and drawing conclusions from these graphs; describing relationships between the two variables in a scatter plot and using appropriate measures of central tendency to compare two data sets..
    • Gr. 7-8 Probability: Topics include random experiments, outcomes, and events; calculating theoretical probabilities of single events; comparing probabilities of different events; independent events; experimental probability; and using probabilities to make predictions; comparing theoretical probabilities and experimental probabilities and revisiting independent events.
    • Problem of the Week – Designed to provide students with an ongoing opportunity to solve mathematical problems. Each week, problems from various areas of mathematics will be posted and e-mailed to teachers for use with their students from grades 3 and up.
    • Math Circles – A free weekly enrichment activity for grade 6 to 12 students organized by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo. Math Circles materials, including presentation outlines, practice problems, and solutions, will be posted weekly. Registration for Fall 2021 Math Circles will take place online, beginning on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
    • Wired Math – Many of the exercises increase enjoyment, confidence and ability in mathematics and are good for homework and test preparation.  The ‘Did You Know’ and ‘A Slice of History’ boxes in each exercise add knowledge, variety and interest for the student.
  28. The Math Learning Center – The apps are based on visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. They are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).
  29. Tuva Labs – Catalyzing data literacy education and empowering educators to bring authentic, real-world learning into math and science instruction. The free option allows teachers to access 10 Free instructional lessons, 5 dataset uploads and basic student accounts.
  30. Virtual Nerd – Developed as a supplemental learning resource for teachers and students with over 1,500 video lessons focusing on middle school and high school mathematics.
  31. Web Interface for Statistics Education – WISE has undergone some big changes, visually and functionally, with new and revised material. They have created new interactive applets and revised old applets that can be used in support of classroom demonstrations or individual exploration.  WISE videos allow students and teacher to advance their understanding of statistics in way that is easy, informative, and fun.
  32. WorksheetWorks – A collection of worksheet generators that provide various quick and easy worksheets when something is needed for K-6 students in a pinch.
    • Probability Word problems in the areas of counting principle, theoretical probability, compound events, computations and permutations.
  33. Yummy Math – Providing students and teachers with real-world math activities. When math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, they will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate.

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