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Other

Description:

This activity, from the Real World Learning Objects Resource Library, teaches students to "collect data from the U.S. Geological Survey website, construct a frequency distribution and histogram, calculate descriptive statistics, and find Poisson probabilities." This site explains the 50-minute activity, complete with learning goals, step-by-step classroom procedures, materials, assessment activities, and resources for further information. The "Content Material" section contains directions for students and links to further information to help students understand the Poisson distribution. Combining math and science principles, this is an excellent ready-to-use and easy-to-adapt resource for educators in the statistics classroom.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Education,NSDL,Mathematics -- Instructional issues,High School,Technical Education (Lower Division),Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201214248911T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),General Public,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Engineering,Higher Education,Science -- Earth science,Mathematics -- Probability,Mathematics,Mathematics -- Applied mathematics,Geoscience,Technical Education (Upper Division)

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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