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Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (11 - 12), or Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: I'm Going to Design a "'STUD'y Muffin"
Description: This lesson is an introduction to help students see how people think and react to certain things.  This lesson highlights the differences between observational study, experiment, and survey, including biased and unbiased statements. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Graphical Analysis      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use iteration, recursion, and algebra to model and analyze a changing fish population. Students examine a graph of the data then use an interactive graphing tool to investigate three different situations.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Stick or Switch?      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, from Illuminations, presents a version of a classic game-show scenario. You pick one of three doors in hopes of winning the prize. The host opens one of the two remaining doors, which reveals no prize, and then asks if you wish to stick or switch. Which choice gives you the best chance to win? Students explore different approaches to this problem including guesses, experiments, computer simulations, and theoretical models.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Explorations with Chance      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students analyze the fairness of certain games by examining the probabilities of the outcomes. The explorations provide opportunities for the learning phases of predicting results, playing the games, and calculating probability ratios.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Shrinking Candles, Running Water, Folding Boxes      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, from Illuminations, allows students to look for functions within a given set of data. After analyzing the data, the students should be able to determine the type of function that represents the data.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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