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Statistics Gizmos Lesson Material Updates

“As a scientist, you’re not supposed to make decisions without the data.”

— Francis Collins, American physician-geneticist

The ability to understand and fairly represent data is becoming more important in math and science education. Check out the updated Lesson Materials for these Gizmos. They are great for teaching students about statistics and they provide students new ways to share results from their science experiments.

Describing Data Using Statistics



Trends in Scatter Plots

Least-Squares Best Fit Lines

For example, the Histograms Gizmo helps students explore data using histograms, which show how many data values are in each interval. Some popular classroom applications include looking at patterns of birthdates, growth patterns or even frequencies of M&M colors in a bag!