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Middles, Means, and In-Betweens: The Paper Clip Game

In this two-day activity students must determine the procedures for data collection, complete the experiment, display data from their experiment and their challengers, and then compare the two sets of data.
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Contributed by: Susan N. Friel - Author, Jan Mokros - Author, Susan Jo Russell - Author, TERC - Publisher, Dale Seymour - Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorSusan N. Friel - Author, Jan Mokros - Author, Susan Jo Russell - Author, TERC - Publisher, Dale Seymour - Publisher
    • Publication Date1991
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 TERC, All Rights Reserved.
      http://www.terc.edu/usepolicy.html
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      I like the challenge idea
      By bethb on 01/01/2013 - 15:30
    • I like the idea of challenging another group or classroom. I think this would get students really into the experiment and the data collection/anaylsis.