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Step Into March With Statistics in Schools!

March is here and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Get your students in the spirit by sharing resources with real-life data on March-related topics such as Women’s History Month, Pi Day, and St. Patrick’s Day. March also welcomes the beginning of Spring, so here’s to warmer days ahead!

Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, give your students the opportunity to learn about women’s rights issues in the Antebellum Period with our history activity, Women's Roles in Antebellum America. This activity takes students back in time by having them examine an 1850 Census questionnaire and an 1851 political cartoon to better understand issues women faced during this era.

Students can also examine how women’s voting trends have evolved over the years with our Voter Participation warm-up activity. This resource has students analyze voting patterns of women and men in recent presidential elections.

Pi Day

3.14159… Hooray, March 14 is Pi Day.

It’s time for math enthusiasts to celebrate! Whether you choose to join in the fun with actual pie is optional, but don’t miss the chance to observe this occasion. Check out our math activity, Calculating with Scientific Notation - Comparing Populations, and have students use population data to read and write numbers in scientific notation while comparing data for states and decades.

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17

Did you know that 30 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2019?

March is Irish-American Heritage Month and we have the perfect way to celebrate! Use our St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts and Teaching Guide to share cool data on all things Irish. From the estimated number of U.S. residents who speak Irish Gaelic to places across the country with lucky names, there is surely something that will interest your students.

Continue the celebration of Irish-American Heritage Month with our new 5-Minute Warm-Up Challenge! For this activity, students examine and answer questions about Irish-sounding places across the country.

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