Mathematics

Build Background (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher introduces the concept of length and reinforces good measurement practices to her students, specifically the importance of being precise. Working with students, she uses non-standard measuring units to demonstrate how to measure a distance precisely.

Measurement: What's Your Angle?

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In this professional development video, teachers focus on the topic of measurement and have students apply inductive reasoning skills to devise procedures for using a protractor. This video can be used in conjunction with the What's Your Angle? lesson plan.

Standard Deviation | Against All Odds: Unit 6

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Learn how standard deviation helps quantify differences with real-world exmples in this 10-minute video from the Againts All Odds statistics series. Sales from a local seafood restaurant chain vary by location and calculating the standard deviation allows the owners to track profits. Hosted by Pardis Sabeti, this series introduces students to practical applications of statistics.

Normal Calculations | Against All Odds: Unit 8

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Calculate the z-score of the tallest people in Boston in this 13-minute video from the Against All Odds statistics series. This practical application of a normal distribution demonstrates how the average height for men and women varies. Graphics illustrate how to calculate the z-score of the height of members of the Boston Beanstalk club.

Teaching Mathematical Practices (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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In this segment, a 1st grade teacher discusses how she reinforces the mathematical concepts of being precise, persevering, and visualizing solutions in her unit on measurement.

Probability: Chances Are (Part 3)

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In this professional development video, teachers focus on the topic of probability by identifying the likelihood of an event based on a set of data relating to mystery spinners. This video can be used in conjunction with the Chances Are (Part 3) lesson plan, as well as the Chances Are parts 1 and 2 videos and lesson plans.

Checking Assumption of Normality | Against All Odds: Unit 9

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Visit an organic egg farm where calculating normal quantile plots is essential to production in this 10-minute video from the Against All Odds series. See how determining normal distribution works in a real-world practical application of statistics. On-screen graphics illustrate the importance of checking the assumption of normality in a distribution.

Probability Models | Against All Odds: Unit 19

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Roll the dice to see how probability models make sure the house always wins in this 10-minute video from the Against All Odds statistics series. Host Pardis Sabeti demonstrates how probability models predict outcomes in this real-world example. Explore how mutually exclusive events, the multiplication rule, and the complement rule factor into probability models.

Agent Obfusco's Challenges | Odd Squad

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Olive and Otto have to solve a series of challenges to keep their Odd Squad badges. Olive and Otto become concerned when they find out that the test they have to take to keep their Odd Squad badges is being administered by Agent Obfusco, a mysterious agent who speaks only in word problems. They create number sentences to figure out the answers.

Probability: Chances Are (Part 1)

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Using this resource group, teachers can focus on the topic of probability by having students identify the likelihood of an event using a walk-on probability scale. Students learn to describe events that are certain, impossible, likely, and unlikely to occur. This resource group is part of the Mathline Elementary School Math Project.

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