6th Grade Math

6th Grade Mathematics Skills  
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Worksheet Generator - This web site will allow you to create printable math worksheets from your browser.  (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mixed problems, fractions, measurement, fractions, graphing, telling time, and a one-hundred chart)

Number and Operations
 
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(based  Curriculum Standards)
Internet Resources
Identify the place value of a given digit.
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  1. Identifying Place Values - When given a numeral, identify the place value of the digits
  2. Finding Place Values - Find the place value of a particular numeral within a number
  3. Expanded Form of Numbers - Write the numeral the expanded form represents
  4. Place Value in Words and Numbers - Type the correct numeral to represent the words
  5. Specific Place - Find the numeral in a specific place value
  6. There Must Be Thousands - Students read, write and identify numerals to the hundred thousands. (Author - Sandi King)
  7. What's Your Name? - Students know the value of numbers when written in standard form or expanded notation. (Author - Sandi King)
  8. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas
Solve one-step real-world problems involving whole numbers and decimals.
 
  1. Arrange a Party - Students use problem solving steps to find and use the range of a set of data to plan a party. (Author - Kristy Rousseau)
  2. Disaster Math - Six sets of interactive word problems: Earthquake Math, Hurricane Math, Tornado Math, Wild Fire Math, Winter Storm Math, and Flood Math.
  3. Let's Do Lunch - Students use a menu to order lunches that meet various criteria. (Author - Sandi King)
  4. Show Me The Money - Students add using columns. (Author - Sandi King)
  5. Spy Guys Interactive - Decimals - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 1
  6. Spy Guys Interactive - Solving Problems with Decimals - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 5
  7. Spy Guys Interactive - Problem Solving Bank - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 20. fifteen problems to solve, with suggested strategies given
  8. Word Problem Practice - Problems in addition, subtraction and more - (warning: many pop-up ads on this site)
Represent numbers using a variety of models and equivalent forms (i.e., whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents).
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  1. Calculate percent - Discover relationships between fractions, percents, and decimals
  2. Finding a percent of a quantity - online quiz
  3. Percents and Wholes - online quiz
  4. Percent Game - FunBrain site
  5. Practice Solving Percent Problems - more percent practice
  6. Percents and Ratios - an index of pages that teach percent and ratio skills covered in K8 math courses - Each page has an explanation, interactive practice and challenge games about percents and ratios. (from AAA math)
  7. Percent Problems - a one-player, or two-player game from Quia
  8. Solving Percent Problems Using a Pyramid Grid - an interactive lesson
  9. Spy Guys Interactive - Solving Problems with Decimals - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 5
  10. Spy Guys Interactive - Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 2
  11. Spy Guys Interactive - Percent - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 4
  12. Using percents - online quiz
  13. Using the Proportion Method to Solve Percent Problems - practice problems at the end
  14. What's Your Name? - Students know the value of numbers when written in standard form or expanded notation. (Author - Sandi King)
Connect whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, and decimals to locations on the number line.
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  1. Adding Fractions - with the same denominator
  2. Adding Fractions - mixed denominators
  3. Adding Fractions - using circle graphs - Mixed numbers
  4. Multiply fractions - with circles,mixed number times a whole number
  5. Multiplying Rational Fractions - online quiz - (answers provided)
  6. Multiplying Fractions - Soccer Shootout - (FunBrain activity)
  7. Subtracting Fractions - with same denominator
Compare and order whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents using the appropriate symbol (<, >, and =).
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  1. Comparing Integers - Comparing integers with absolute values
  2. Evaluating Expressions - a four step lesson
  3. Evaluating Expressions - Get out your pencils and calculators and give these a try!
  4. Greater, Less Than, or the Same - Compare these decimals
  5. Put Whole Numbers in Order - Three or more numbers can be placed in order. A number may come before the other numbers or it may come between them or after them
  6. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding Integers - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 6
Identify prime and composite numbers up to 50.
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  1. Bobber's Farm - Identify the prime and composite numbers and drag them into the correct carts.
  2. Composite and Prime numbers
  3. Prime Numbers - Prime Number Sieve: "Remove all proper multiples of the next remaining number." Start with the number 2.When all proper multiples of all numbers in the first row are deleted, the table will contain only primes.
Apply order of operations when computing with whole numbers.
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  1. An order of operations game from Funbrain.com (easier levels are available)
  2. Evaluating Algebraic Expressions - Order of Operations/P.E.M.D.A.S.
  3. Evaluating Algebraic Expressions - from Regents Prep
  4. Order of Operations - tutorial and quiz
  5. Order of Operations - Try a workout of 10 problems. If you get at least 8 correct on your first attempt, then you're ready to move on. If not, review "In Depth" and try again.
  6. Order of Operations (PEMDAS)– by Alex Garcia and Cameron Rogers (a short, well presented, PowerPoint show)
  7. Order of Operations - lesson
  8. Order of Operations - practice problems
  9. Order of Operations - a matching grid pattern game
  10. Practice with Order of Operations - Get out your pencils and calculators and give these a try!
Use estimation to select a reasonable answer to a computation involving whole numbers, fractions, and/or decimals.
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  1. Comparison Estimator - Similar to Estimator but compares two sets of objects.
  2. Estimating by Rounding - Addition with regrouping
  3. Estimating by Rounding - Subtraction with regrouping
  4. Estimating Sum - No hints or clues given
  5. Estimation with a partner - Good activity for pairs of students to discuss and fill out a .pdf sheet that can be printed. Develop an understanding of large numbers, including benchmarks to comprehend their magnitude; recognize, understand, and appropriately use various representations for large numbers (e.g., exponential, scientific, and calculator notation)
  6. Estimator - Practice estimation skills by determining the number of objects, length, or area. (parameters: error tolerance)
  7. More or Less Estimator - Similar to Estimator activity but states a quantity and asks the user to estimate whether the set of objects is more or less than the number given.
  8. Round About - Students estimate by rounding. (Author - Sandi King)
  9. Rounding Off - Three levels are available in this game from BBC Education
  10. Spy Guys Interactive - Rounding Numbers - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 9
  11. Word problems - online quiz adding and subtracting fractions
Compute efficiently and accurately with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
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  1. Math Baseball - Complete the Number Sentence - (Fun Brain) - All Operations - Numbers less than 100 | All Operations - Numbers less than 1000 | Division - Numbers less than 100 | Division - Numbers less than 1000 | Division - Numbers less than 10,000 | Multiplication - Numbers less than 1000 | Multiplication - Numbers less than 10,000
  2. Math Facts -Timed math facts, or select practice mode without the timer
  3. Math Mayhem - A fast paced program where student can select addition problems. (most are two digit problems) - warning: turn sound to mute; this activity gets very loud!
  4. Mental Math - Select an operation to practice your skills
  5. Mixed Review - Addition and subtraction of three numbers - find answer to reveal mystery picture (warning: very difficult, will need pencil and paper)
  6. Timed Facts - at end of 60 seconds shows the score and answers to problems
  7. Decimals
    1. Adding with decimals - Addition of numbers with three decimal digits
    2. Comparing fractions and decimals - interactive game
    3. Complete the number sentence - All operations with decimals
    4. Decimal addition - Push the green blocks into the holes to make the target number.
    5. Dividing Decimals - Complete the number sentence\
    6. Division of Decimals - Divide with 2 decimals
    7. Division of Decimals - Divide with 3 decimals
    8. Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals - online quiz
    9. Multiplying with decimals - Multiplying numbers with two decimals
    10. Rounding off - Round numbers to significant decimal places - (interactive game)
    11. Subtracting with decimals - Subtraction with three decimal digits
  8. Fractions
    1. Divide fractions - (using circles) this will show graphically how the divisor will fit into the dividend a whole number of times
    2. Dividing fractions - Fraction Bar -This is a very versatile tool that can be used to illustrate a variety of number operations.
    3. Fractional Distances - find Grampy by entering a fractional distance - (includes mixed numbers and various fractions)
    4. Fraction Practice - All operations, mixed practice - (explanations given for wrong answers)
    5. Rename Fractions in Lowest Terms - practice in renaming fractions
    6. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - online quiz
    7. Worksheet Generator - Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms - You decide on the number of problems, the difficulty and whether or not to include improper fractions
Connect ratios to a variety of models, real-world situations, and symbolic representations.
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  1. Comparing Ratios and Rates - online quiz
  2. Determining the Ratio - online quiz
  3. Determine the number based on the ratio - online quiz
  4. Interpreting and Applying Proportions - online quiz
  5. Percentages and Proportions - online quiz
  6. Percent with a Calculator - after the lesson there are problems to work
  7. Practice with Ratios - online quiz
  8. Percents and Ratios - an index of pages that teach percent and ratio skills covered in K8 math courses - Each page has an explanation, interactive practice and challenge games about percents and ratios. (from AAA math)
  9. Ratio & Proportion - A proportion is a name we give to a statement that two ratios are equal. (This is a 3 step lesson followed by a workout.)
  10. Ratio & Proportion - math review practice exercises
  11. Ratio Proportion Calculator - Enter the known and unknown values from your proportion problem. In classic algebraic format, place an x in the box where the value is unknown. Then select Calculate and click on it.
  12. Spy Guys Interactive - Ratio - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 3
  13. Using Proportions - online quiz
Select a reasonable solution to a real-world division problem in which the remainder must be considered.
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
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  1. Number & Operations (Grades 6 - 8)

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  Algebra  
 
Extend geometric and numerical patterns.
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  1. Create your own pattern - Drag shapes to create a pattern. Instructions on how to use this page in your classroom.
  2. Number Cracker - guess what number comes next in the pattern
  3. Spy Guys Interactive - Summarizing/Extending Patterns - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 8
  4. What comes next? - Find the next shape in the pattern
Generalize patterns in data represented in tables.
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  1. Million Dollar Mission - a mathematics fantasy
Apply function rules.
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  1. Ambleweb Function Machine - students identify what process was used to produce a sequence of numbers (twelve processes available)
  2. Function Machine - Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs.
  3. Linear function – move your cursor to the green block to select step 1
  4. Linear function and Graph – move your cursor over the green block to see lesson 1 or lesson 2
  5. Linear Function Machine - Students investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.
  6. Positive Linear Function Machine - Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.
Find missing addends or factors represented as variables in simple equations.
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  1. Spy Guys Interactive - Balancing Equations - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 11
  2. Spy Guys Interactive - Factrors, Multiples, and Prime Factorization - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 7
Extend rate charts to solve real-world word problems.
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Select an equation that represents a given mathematical relationship.
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  1. Is That A Fact? - Students select the appropriate operation for solving a problem. (Author - Randy Russell)
Evaluate algebraic expressions for a given value of the variable.
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
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  1. Algebra (Grades 6 - 8)

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  Geometry  
 
Identify parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines.
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Use ordered pairs to describe given points in Quadrant 1 of a coordinate system.
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  1. Billy Bug - Guide Billy to the coordinates hiding the food. coordinates 0-10 | coordinates 0-5
  2. Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on the grid (choose Easy for Quadrant 1 problems)
  3. Grid Graph - Students identify and plot points on a grid. (Author - Paulette Boggs)
  4. Reading a Grid - Find Hurkle behind the grid. Type ordered pairs to find him
  5. Simple Coordinates Game - Students investigate the first quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.
  6. Simple Maze Game - Students investigate the first Quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system by directing a robot through a mine field laid out on the plane.
  7. Spy Guys Interactive - Using Ordered Pairs - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 18
  8. What's the Point? - Find the x-y point on a grid
  9. Worksheet Generator - Print your own blank coordinate plane worksheets, you determine the number of grids on a sheet and whether the grids are numbered or not.
  10. Advanced (all 4 Quadrants used)
    1. General Coordinates Game - Students investigate the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted. (all 4 quadrants utilized)
    2. Maze Game - Students use their knowledge of points on a graph to move a robot to the target, while avoiding mines. (all 4 quadrants utilized)
Classify two-dimensional geometric figures using properties.
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  1. Design - Click on the left side button named Design and find shapes within shapes.
  2. Identify Polygons - Names of polygons by number of sides and angles
  3. Identify Shapes - Recognize properties and names of shapes
  4. Name that Polygon - Identify name of given polygon components
  5. Pete's Polygons - Students learn about closed figures called polygons. (Author - Paulette Boggs)
  6. Polygon Playground - arrange designs with online movable polygons - hundreds of polygons to drag anywhere you want
  7. Sam's Similar Shapes - Students learn about shapes that are different sizes but the same shape. (Author - Paulette Boggs)
  8. Triangle Identification - identify the triangle given its angles
  9. Triangle Identification - identify the triangle given its number of sides
Identify the results of transformations of two-dimensional figures (e.g., slides/translations, flips/reflections, and turns/rotations).
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  1. Spy Guys Interactive - Slides and Flips - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 17
Use spatial reasoning to identify the three-dimensional figure created from a two-dimensional representation of that figure (i.e., cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, cone, or cylinder).
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  1. Cube - Find out which colors will be on opposite faces of a cube whose faces are shown unfolded.
Classify angles as acute, obtuse, right, and straight.
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  1. Angles - Students practice their knowledge of acute, obtuse and alternate angles.
  2. Angles - Interactive game to help recognize angles.
  3. Classifying Angles - online quiz
  4. Measuring Angles - use a virtual protractor
  5. Protractor - learn how to position and read a protractor in order to measure an angle, and how to use either scale on the protractor
  6. Triangle Explorer - Students learn about areas of triangles and about the Cartesian coordinate system through experimenting with triangles drawn on a grid.
  7. Triangles Side-By-Side - Students use geometric vocabulary to describe properties of triangles. (Author - Carolyn Garner)
  8. Spy Guys Interactive - Working with Angles - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 16
Classify quadrilaterals using their defining properties.
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Determine the distance between two points on the x- or the y- axis in Quadrant I.
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
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  1. Geometry (Grades 6 - 8)

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  Measurement  
 
Use strategies to estimate perimeter and area of rectangles.
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  1. Perimeter Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the area and asked to calculate perimeters of the shapes.
  2. Perimeter Practice - Adam Ant walks the perimeters and teaches how to find the perimeter of an object.
  3. Perimeter of a Square - Calculate the perimeter of a square with given dimensions.
  4. Perimeter of a Rectangle - Calculate the perimeter of a rectangle with given dimensions.
  5. Spy Guys Interactive - Area and Perimeter - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 12
  6. Spy Guys Interactive - Relating Area and Perimeter - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 13
Solve real-world problems involving elapsed time.
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  1. Bedtime Bandits - (students try to stay up as late as possible by blasting killer clocks that drop from the ceiling) After each stage, identifying the correct clock gets harder and harder. Eventually, students have to blast the clock that is “4 hours and 15 minutes past 2:30 ”, for example.
  2. Clockworks - Try to set the time on the clock. (select the challenge level)
  3. Elapsed Time - free worksheets from Math Slice, time intervals from 1 hour to one minute on 10/9/05
Convert from one unit to another within the same system (metric and customary).
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  1. Measure it - Practice using a ruler, in inches and centimeters
  2. Measurement Equivalents - Match game with standard equivalent measurements, such as pounds, ounces, pints, cups, etc.
  3. Practice converting from one metric unit to another with this java applet (length, area, volume, mass, or time units)
  4. Teaching Measures – Choose from three modules; length, mass, and capacity. Each category offers several activities for your large screen display as well as supporting worksheets. on 10/10/05
Select units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, and weight.
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  1. Banana Hunt -This game helps students practice the degrees of an angle on 10/10/05
  2. Measuring Angles - Investigating angles and the use of a protractor on 10/10/05
  3. Spy Guys Interactive - Volume and Displacement - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 15
Apply formulas to determine the area of rectangles and triangles.
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  1. Area Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the perimeter and asked to calculate areas of the shapes.
  2. The Pythagorean Theorem - online quiz
  3. Pythagorean Explorer - Students find the length of a side of a right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem, and then check their answers.
  4. Shape Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid and asked to calculate areas and perimeters of the shapes.
  5. Squaring the Triangle - Students learn about how the Pythagorean Theorem works, through investigating the standard geometric proof. Parameters: Sizes of the legs of the triangle.
Use scales to read maps.
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  1. How to read a map - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps.
  2. Index of topics and quizzes offered by David J. Leveson at CUNY in Brooklyn, NY
  3. Latitude and Longitude quiz - online quiz that checks answers
  4. Map Reading Activities - practice reading maps using compasses, latitude, longitude and more
  5. Mathematics of Cartography - several map activity from Cynthia Lanius
  6. National Atlas of the United States (Close this page when you are finished to get back to i4c)
  7. Reading Map Symbols - identify symbols with words
Solve real-world problems involving perimeter and area of rectangles.
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  1. Finding the area and Perimeter of Rectangles – an interactive math lesson from Math Playground
Solve problems involving ratio and proportion.
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  1. Ratio Exercises: Dolls : Camera] | Same ratio -- Fish : Atom | Different ratio -- Spider : Lizard | Different ratio -- Dots : Stars | 2 Dolls for every 1 Camera | 3 Atoms for every 2 Fish | [How Many Spiders do You Have? | Which Way Gives More Pizza?
  2. All About Ratios - a Quiz
  3. All About Ratios: (Problem Solving) - A famous Texas chef has a secret recipe for her chili. When people ask her for it, she hands them a card with the complete recipe except for 1 detail. For the missing detail, she gives them a clue. Use ratios to discover the missing ingredient.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
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  1. Measurement (Grades 6 - 8)
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  Data Analysis and Probability  
 
Determine the mean of a data set.
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Determine the mode of a data set.
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  1. All That Data - Students use range, mean, median, and mode. (Author - Kristy Rousseau)
  2. All That Data Two - Students describe graphs in terms of range, measures of central tendency, and distribution. (Author - Kristy Rousseau)
  3. An Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode
  4. Basketball Debate - Students explore the meaning of average (or mean) and relate these concepts to real world experiences. (Author - Michael Naylor)
  5. Bicycles Ala Mode - Students understand and apply the concepts of mean, median and mode. (Author - Michael Naylor)
  6. Jupiter Is Average - Using data from our solar system, students explore median, mode, mean, and range. Students learn to use an on-line calculator to determine the mean and range. (Author - Sandi King)
  7. Mean Green Machine - Students use a calculator to find and use the average, or mean, of a set of data. (Author - Kristy Rousseau) (designed for 5th grade)
  8. Mode, Mean, Median - Interactive lesson followed by activities - (UK measurements) (There may be a problem with the median calculation part of this activity)
  9. Medians - Students understand and apply the concepts of median and mean. (Author - Michael Naylor)
  10. Range, Mean, Median and Mode of a set of numbers - from Dr. Howard Ufigure's Math Tutorials
  11. Party Comedian - Students find and use the median of a set of data. (Author - Kristy Rousseau)
  12. Party Mode - Students find and use the mode of a set of data. (Author - Kristy Rousseau)
Interpret bar and line graphs to answer questions and solve real-world problems.
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  1. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem
  2. Heads I Win - Students predict the likelihood of tossing heads or tails and graphs the results of coin tosses. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
  3. Interpreting Line Graphs - Students explore line graphs. (Author - Michael Naylor)
  4. Overview of a Bar Graph by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  5. Overview of a Line Graph by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  6. The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
  7. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 10
  8. What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? - a data collection and analysis class experiment
Determine the median from a stem-and-leaf-plot.
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  1. Lesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf plots
  2. Let the Games Begin: Olympic Trials in Data Analysis This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  3. Long Distance Airplanes - a stem-and-leaf plot lesson from Iluminations (rated 3rd-5th grade, but quite useful)
  4. Make a Stem-and-Leaf plot of the data you enter into the text area (ignore the warning about Internet Explorer, it works fine).
  5. Organizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot - a lesson plan from Annenberg CPB
    1. Making a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
    2. Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
    3. Grouping by Fives - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
  6. Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode
  7. Overview of a Stem-and-leaf plot by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  8. Overview of stem-and-leaf plot - a display that organizes data to show its shape and distribution
  9. Stem-and-Leaf Plots - Their Construction and Use - an overview followed by several suggested assignments
  10. Stem and Leaf Plotter - an interactive applet that alow students to input data
  11. Stem-and-Leaf plots - from Purple Math
  12. Worksheet to accompany a "Stem-and-Leaf Plots" Lesson
Determine if a sample is biased.
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  1. Biased Sample - also known as: Biased Statistics, Loaded Sample, Prejudiced Statistics, Prejudiced Sample, Loaded Statistics, Biased Induction, Biased Generalization (3 good examples at the bottom of the page)
  2. Avoiding a Biased Sample - a section from an article on designing a survey
Represent the likelihood of an event using a number from 0-1.
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  1. Analyzing game probabilities - online quiz
  2. Lions and Tigers - Students predict the likelihood of a simple event (rolling a die) as a fraction. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
  3. Spy Guys Interactive - Probability - Click Skip Intro, then select Lessons, and then click on Lesson 19
  4. Understanding Experimental Probability - Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6-sided number cubes or design your own number cubes.
Connect data sets and their graphical representations (i.e., bar graphs, circle graphs, and stem-and-leaf-plots).
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  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  3. Collecting and Analyzing Data - online quiz
  4. Data Interpretation Games - Numerous activities on using and interpreting data - Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
  5. Graphing Skills - What's the point? Find the point on the grid
  6. Interpreting Data - online quiz
  7. Overview of a Stem-and-leaf plot by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  8. Overview of a Circle Graph by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  9. Pie Chart - Students view pie charts (parameters: number of sectors, size of sector as a percent)
  10. Piece Of Pie - Students display data using a circle graph. (Author - Sandi King)
  11. Push Ups - Students collect data to put on a line graph. (Author - Sandi King)
  12. Using Graphs to Understand Data - online quiz
Make conjectures and predictions based on data (e.g., in a chart, table, or graph).

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  1. Adjustable Spinner - Students can create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials.
  2. Collect All Ten to Win - Students will simulate a contest that requires the participants to collect 10 different tokens found in the bottom of specially marked cereal boxes. A lesson plan for using TI-73 graphing calculators to predict probability. This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  3. Hand Squeeze - (a data collection and analysis class experiment) - Pass a "hand squeeze" around a circle and measure the amount of time that it takes for the hand squeeze to complete the circle.
  4. Marbles - Students learn about sampling with and without replacement by modeling drawing marbles from a bag. Parameters: Number and color of marbles in the bag, replacement rule.
  5. Pin The Tail - Students use probability to predict and conduct experiments to test predictions. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
  6. Practice with Data - answer questions pertaining to collecting and organizing data
  7. Probability - online quiz
  8. Spinner - Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Number of sectors, number of trials.
  9. Two Colors - Students choose between three boxes and choose one marble from the box to look at conditional probabilities. Parameters: Number of trials.
  10. What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? - a data collection and analysis class experiment
Use a tree diagram or organized list to determine all possible outcomes of a simple compound event.
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  1. Leap Frog - Students design an experiment to answer a question, collect information, and interpret the results using charts. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
  2. Me Too Probability - Students use a tree diagram to display possible outcomes of who will come to the party. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
  3. On Stage Probability - Students use tree diagrams to display the possible outcomes of casting a play. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
  4. What are Your Chances - What many people refer to as 'good luck' can actually be explained by a little knowledge about probability and statistics. Our dice game allows you to see how increasing or decreasing the number of dice rolls effects an outcome.
  5. Who Will Probably? - Students use problem-solving steps and a tree diagram to display possible outcomes and make predictions. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant)
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
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  1. Data Analysis & Probability (Grades 6 - 8)

Review Help
Practice Tests!
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  1. Brainchild - Select a state, your grade and then math
  2. Chapter Tests - Glencoe Math
  3. Houghton Mifflin Mathematics Test Prep Practice
  4. Self Check Quizzes - Glencoe Math
FCAT Sample Test Book
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  1. The FCAT Sample Test Books are designed to help students become familiar with FCAT (Florida) by providing helpful hints and offering practice answering questions in different formats. Half of this document is math and half is reading. This is an Adobe Acrobat document
Released Tests & others
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  1. Sixth Grade Math - Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the circle next to the letter for the answer you have chosen. (from Texas)
  2. Texas end-of-year Math test 2003
  3. Texas end-of-year Math test 2004

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