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Games that Teach Statistics – Play these now! Maturity is so over-rated!
AzTech: The Story Begins – The average number of students in Mr. Gonzalez’ classes has been going down. Where did they go? More importantly, will they be able to use their knowledge of math and history to make it back? Plays on the web and on iPad.
Forgotten Trail – Follow two teenagers who apply their knowledge of fractions, decimals, measurement and statistics to retrace the Ojibwe migration through the U.S. and Canada.
Bar Graphs Videos (and 1 pictograph)
Reading a pictograph – Pictographs are a fun, easy introduction to graphs. This video shows how to use a pictograph to answer questions, like how students get to school.
Answering questions with bar charts – Dr. Longie answers questions about the buffalo and keeps Mean Mena from getting him fired.
Central Tendency Measures Video
Finding the average – What is the mean? Can you sing the formula for it? Neither can our president but that didn’t stop her from trying.
BONUS: Available in Spanish – extra bonus, no singing. Encontrando el Promedio.
Distributions and Variability Video
Explaining Distributions and Variability – How can knowledge of distributions save you from angry, spear-wielding villagers? Watch this video from the AzTech Games series to find out.
BONUS : Available in Spanish.
Bar Graphs PowerPoint Presentations (and 1 pictograph)
Reading A Pictograph – How to use a pictograph to answer questions, for example, what transportation do students use to get to school? IN SPANISH: Leer un pictograma Don’t have PowerPoint and want it as a a PDF? Here you go: Reading a pictograph IN SPANISH: Leer un pictograma
Central Tendency Measures Presentations
Finding the average – Short, simple explanation and an example of finding the average.
BONUS: IN SPANISH: Cómo encontrar el Promedio Have it as a PDF? Want the PDF in Spanish? Cómo encontrar el Promedio
Introducing Distributions – How can a confusion in the distribution of different trading items lead to angry villagers throwing a spear at you? Here is an example of distributions from AzTech: Meet the Maya. IN SPANISH: Introducción a las distribuciones
Don’t have PowerPoint and need a PDF? Download here. or PDF IN SPANISH: Introducción a las distribuciones