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Car Tally

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Car Tally Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of ratios, percents, positive decimals, mean, median, mode, and bar graphs. A project-based experiment, this lesson has the students analyze, make predictions, and present their findings of a data set that they collect. In addition, they will be asked to analyze why their data is valid or invalid when applied to the "real world."

On-line Resources

  • Color Matters
    A nice website with useful information on how color affects accidents, number of speeding tickets, and other interesting information.
  • AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
    Another website that offers insight into how color affects accidents, number of tickets, etc.
  • Mean, Median, and Mode Discussion
    Features a scripted discussion between a student and a mentor on the difference between mean, median, and mode.
  • Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
    Features seven data points in a line plot that, using interactive software, students can use to compare and contrast properties of measures of central tendency.
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