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Jumping Jack Math

This lesson plan combines physical activity (jumping jacks) with data collection. The purpose of this activity is to compare and contrast the use of mean, median, and mode as the best measure of central tendency. The lesson plan includes three worksheets, extension questions, and assessment options.
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Contributed by: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Caitlin LeBlanc Dankanich - Author
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeLesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionPhysical Education
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorThe National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Caitlin LeBlanc Dankanich - Author
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Great physical activity
      By bethb on 06/14/2012 - 13:53
    • I like how this activity gets students up and moving. It also presents a good opportunity to get out of the classroom and go out on the court or into the gym and collect data.