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Gear Up for Summer Fun With Statistics in Schools Resources

Can you believe summer is almost here? As we prepare for warm weather and exciting adventures, don’t forget to add some learning to the mix. The Statistics in Schools (SIS) program has great resources to keep students engaged as classes wind down and summer fun begins. Here are some simple at-home activities like our Fun Facts and Kahoot! games to help keep students’ minds active and set them up for success in the new school year!

National Camping Month

June is Great Outdoors and National Camping Month. Whether you’re planning a camping trip or looking for holiday ideas, our Interpreting Box Plots - Data on Camping and Backpacking Goods activity is sure to provide some inspiration. This activity has students review Census Bureau County Business Patterns data on the number of discount department stores that sold camping and backpacking equipment in the United States, so they can find the 5-number summaries and create box plots.

Father’s Day Fun Facts

Did you know there were approximately 204,000 stay-at-home dads in the U.S. in 2021?

June 19 is Father’s Day. This special day just for father figures celebrates their love and devotion to their families. Take some time to learn some interesting information about fathers across the United States with our Father’s Day Fun Facts. From gift inspiration to the number of fathers, your students are bound to find something fun to share on this special day! Our accompanying teaching guide includes ideas on how to incorporate the data into the classroom at all levels.

Summer Fun

Ready for some summer fun? Did you know that Texas has the most amusement parks of any U.S. state? Allow students to predict how many amusement parks are in their state with our elementary school activity, Using Fractions to Compare Amusement Parks by State. They will analyze census data on the number of amusement parks in all 50 states and then write numbers as fractions and create a visual model of the data.

Coming Soon: Fourth of July Fun Facts

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! Did you know that the U.S. population in 1776 was 2.5 million?

Keep an eye out for our Fourth of July Fun Facts later this month. From the estimated value of fireworks imports to historical population comparisons, students are sure to find something to spark their interest about this patriotic day. As always, we will have an accompanying teaching guide to help you integrate these data into your lessons in the classroom or at home!

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