The Common Core states that students in 6th grade should “Develop understanding of statistical variability” and “Summarize and describe distributions.” In 7th grade, students “Draw informal comparative inference about two populations.” By 8th grade, students will “Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data”. In this webinar, we’ll use the draft progression document for Statistics and Probability, Grades 6–8 as our guide, and explore how TinkerPlots can help make these standards more accessible for students—and teachers. It will be helpful to review the draft progression from http://commoncoretools.me/2011/12/26/progression-for-statistics-and-probability-grades-6-8/ before the webinar. No previous experience with TinkerPlots is required.
I worked as a high school math teacher for nine years at James Logan High School, a huge (over 4000 students!) public high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was fortunate to start teaching during an exciting time in math education––I had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on implementing an NSF-funded curriculum, and I worked as a technology coach, helping math teachers integrate Sketchpad and other engaging programs into their teaching. Before teaching, I worked at one of the early educational software companies, Computer Curriculum Corporation. I've been at Key since 2004, first as an editor, and now as Mathematics Product Manager.