Data and Statistics: Teacher Edition (PDF)
In Data and Statistics Using LEGO® Bricks—Teacher Edition, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn about data and statistics, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks!
Students learn the basics of representing and interpreting data with line plots, bar graphs, histograms, and box plots. They learn how to measure central tendency through mean, median, mode, and range. Then students move on to learn about coordinates, line graphs, and scatter plots. Finally, they learn how to graph and calculate the slope of a line. The final chapter is an introduction to both theoretical and experimental probability. Modeling with LEGO® bricks, students will engage in problem-solving activities that expand their knowledge of:
• visual models and graphs of data sets
• measures of central tendency
• coordinate grids
• theoretical and experimental probability
The book progresses through these topics in modules, moving from more basic to more complex in each chapter. Most students learn these data and statistics topics between grades 6 - 8.
Using LEGO® bricks to model math provides a universal language. Children everywhere recognize this manipulative. It’s fun to learn when you’re using LEGO® bricks!