Some Examples of Embedded Data Analysis
There are many ways to use embedded data analysis in online curriculum materials.
- Behaviors of the Mean and Median
Experiment with dragging points in a dot plot to see what happens to the mean and median when the data changes.
- Patterns in the Numbers Chart
A grid of numbers gets colored according to hour choice of how many in a row and what number property to use.
- Fitting Lines to Data
There are two exercises here, the first showing a possible relationship between latitude and temperature for eight cities, and the second giving you a chance to look for relationships in data for 1249 baseball players. (These two exercises draw from Algebra I, section 4-3.)
- Modeling a Geometric Sequence with a Function
Play around with the family of geometric sequences that represent a tournament. Come up with a function that models the relationship between teams left and round number. (This is based on a Real World Example in section 7-7 of the Algebra 1 CCSS eBook.)
- Planetary Function
Find the quantitative relationship between the distance of a planet from the sun and the time it takes to go around the sun.
- Natural Selection
Manipulate sliders to simulate three kinds of selection pressure. (This is from Glencoe Biology 2012 eTeacherEdition, page 434, shown at right.)
Improve your graph reading skills and learn some interesting things about mammals.
Investigate relationships between properties of elements paying special attention to those that exhibit periodicity.
- Heating and Cooling
Given the data from heating a pan of water to boiling and then allowing it to cool, describe what took place quantitatively.
Discover many interesting facts and trends about the nation's presidents.
- Time Series
Explore a bunch of economic time series both in current dollars and constant dollars.