Middle School Statistics & Probability

Common Core State Standards Overview for Middle School Statistics & Probability

  • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
  • Summarize and describe distributions.
  • Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
  • Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
  • Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
  • Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
Source: www.corestandards.org

Middle school math instruction includes the beginnings of probability and statistics, where students become acquainted with math applied to real problems. Probability and statistics is not purely mathematics, as it includes the sciences and is expressed in a language of its own. As math teachers present sets of data, review how they were sampled, examine their distributions, explain basic mathematical manipulations to identify trends, and draw inferences from the data, students are immersed in statistical terminology. Read MoreRead Less

Math Word Lists

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Middle School Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected the middle school math words that apply to the key math concepts and written level-appropriate middle school math definitions combined with meaningful example sentences. Middle school students can use these materials for reinforcement to build understanding or assessment. Teachers can import the lists into their account and then edit or extend the lists for their own purposes.

Practicing with Word Lists

To help students overcome any language barriers, VocabularySpellingCity has developed comprehensive word lists with printable flashcards and worksheets. Playing online games and activities with vocabulary words placed in contextual sentences increases students’ contact with unfamiliar words and builds their mathematical vocabulary. Based on the Common Core State Standards, the statistics and probability word lists help both math teachers and middle school students trend toward increased interest and better odds of success in math.

The following games are recommended for Middle School Statistics & Probability Lists.

Paragraph Writing Practice allows students to create a paragraph using their spelling or vocabulary words.

Play Paragraph Writing Practice with a Middle School Statistics & Probability list.

Vocabulary TestMe provides students with the opportunity to take a vocabulary test independently.

Play Vocabulary TestMe with a Middle School Statistics & Probability list.

WhichWord? Definitions provides practice recognizing definitions for each spelling and vocabulary word.

Play WhichWord? Definitions with a Middle School Statistics & Probability list.