# Lesson Ideas

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Statistics

Statistics

9 out of 10 teachers agree: BrainPOP is the best animated educational tool around! Okay, we made that number up, but at least you can learn all about statistics in this BrainPOP movie! Tim and Moby will show you how statistical studies can take large, complex bodies of information and turn them into easily digestible numbers. You’ll learn how statisticians choose sample sets from the larger population they’re studying, and subject them to the rigors of the scientific method. You’ll also see how they analyze the data created by their studies and interpret them as numbers, percentages, and graphs--not to mention “quantity words” like average, mean, and median! And you’ll get an understanding of how they take those stats and make predictions with them! Finally, Tim will show you some of the ways that stats can be misleading, and how you can be a smarter stat consumer. So pull up a seat and watch this movie; odds are, you’ll learn something!

## Probability and Data Analysis Lesson Plan: What Are the Chances?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students review probability and data analysis skills learned throughout a unit of study. Students then create a paper-based or digital activity that challenges classmates to apply data analysis, graphing, and/or probability skills to fictitious or real-world situations. See more »

## Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »