High School Statistics: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
What is the likelihood that someone in your classroom has your same birthday? How was the margin of error calculated in the latest presidential poll? Questions like these can be answered using statistics. In the High School Statistics Web Guide, you’ll find statistics resources that introduce the world of collecting and analyzing data, and resources for homework help and lesson plans.
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Statistics can be one of the best subjects to engage students in real-world applications. Use these teaching resources for probabilty and statistics to find valuable content that makes statistics both relevant and fun.
- Don’t get fooled into paying for resources. Although some pay sites offer dependable content, you are just as likely to find great stuff somewhere else. The Web is full of free resources and we’ll show you where to look.
- We usually avoid recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our education guides, we make exceptions to this rule for lesson plans and student activities to provide you with as much helpful content as possible. Make sure to approach every directory with caution and evaluate the links before using a tool in the classroom.
For statistics lesson plans …
The Math Forum
offers many lessons and class materials for probability and statistics. Take a look at Problems and Puzzles
to access excellent challenges for your students.
provides teacher-reviewed statistics lessons, interactive tools and other resources. Each lesson contains alignment with Wisconsin standards but can be adapted to any state. Use the search box on the left to find exactly what you want.
The Handley Math Page
of the John Handley High School Mathematics Department lists 20+ lessons for statistics teachers.
maintains a top-notch site for educators with lots of thoughtful statistics lesson plans, many of which include printable copy masters.
For statistics worksheets and other curricula …
houses a database of printable worksheets in Adobe format. Topics range from simple probability problems to advanced topics.
The Math Forum
is a great place to get ideas for statistics sample problems and activities for your students.
For real-world statistics problems …
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
is home to the Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) program. Look for great math lessons, including resources for statistics teachers that engage students in problems that use real-world data.
contains several lessons in its “Data Analysis & Probability” section that ask students to solve real-world problems. Use the search function to find exactly what you want. Each lesson includes the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) content standards, Web resources and all the necessary worksheets and activity forms, as well as assessments, extensions and teacher reflection activities.
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