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Bring your classroom to life with real world data. Select an activity that supplements what you are currently teaching in subjects including English, Math, Geography and History.
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Increase the data literacy of your students with resources that display data in fun ways. Choose from monthly Fun Facts, 5-Minute Challenge warm-up activities, maps, videos and more.
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Statistics in Schools activities are based on relevant education standards and guidelines that outline the foundational knowledge and skills students should have at certain levels.
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Statistics in Schools is a free Census Bureau program that uses the data to create resources for K-12 students in a variety of subjects.

Math Worksheets

Through topics such as family structures, immigration, and the value of education, show students how they can apply math and statistics to make real-life decisions and identify important changes in their community and country. Use the grade-range tabs below to explore math activities. Corresponding teachers' guides are available for each activity.

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Analyzing Relationships: Marriage, Divorce, and Linear Regression
Students will examine census data on marriage and divorce rates for women and men in each state and the District of Columbia.
Applying Correlation Coefficients
Students will use state and regional unemployment data for various education levels to create scatter plots and calculate correlation coefficients.
Calculating with Scientific Notation - Comparing Populations
Students will use population data to read and write numbers in scientific notation and to make comparisons of that data for states and decades.
Census in Counties
Students will analyze a variety of county-level census data in histograms to compare and contrast the shapes of their distributions.
Changes in My State
Students will learn about their state as they collect and organize business information using State Facts for Students, a U.S. Census Bureau data tool.
Commuting to Work: Box Plots, Central Tendency, Outliers
Students will calculate various measures of central tendency using data on the number of people who bike to work in select states.
Comparing My State
Students will compare data for two states using comparison symbols and both rounded and unrounded (exact) numbers.
Creating and Interpreting Histograms
Students will create, compare, and interpret histograms. They will also discuss factors that might explain the shapes of data distributions.
Describing and Comparing Data Distributions
Students will use data to compare and contrast the distributions of variables in graphs, analyzing the shape, center, and spread of each.
Differences in Earnings Across Sex and Educational Attainment
Students will interpret box plots and be able to make claims based on median earnings and educational attainment data of men and women aged 25 years or older.
Does the Percentage of People Who Walk to Work in Cities Vary?
Students will create box plots to make inferences about the percentages of people who walk to work in cities of different population.
Educational Attainment and Marriage Age
Students will develop, justify, and evaluate conjectures about the relationship between two quantitative variables over time in the United States.
Exploring Sampling Variability
Students will explore the sampling variability in sample percentages of states and the District of Columbia.
Fitting a Line to Data - Earnings and Educational Attainment
Students will investigate the relationship between earnings and different levels of educational attainment by creating a scatter plot.
Frequency Distributions
Students will compare and contrast the frequencies of Hispanic or Latino population percentages for 50 states and the District of Columbia.
How Are Single-Parent Households Distributed Across the United States?
Students will create and compare dot and box plots that show the percentages of single-mother and single-father households.
How Does Our Class Compare?
Students will collect, organize, and compare data about the number of boys in their classroom who play sports, take lessons, and participate in clubs.
Immigration Nation
Students will examine data of the number of immigrants to the United States, to create bar graphs and line graphs with appropriate scales.
Interpreting Box Plots - Data On Camping and Backpacking Goods
Students will review Economic Census data on the number of discount department stores in the United States that sold camping and backpacking equipment in 2007.
Interpreting Dot and Box Plots
Students will create frequency tables, dot plots, and box plots using census data.
Learning About College Degrees and Lifetime Earnings
Students will analyze and compare census data on the earnings of people with different college majors.
Let's Count!
Students will count items in their classroom, record this information in a data table, and analyze and understand uses for such data.
Linear Models - Population Growth in Five States
Students will look at decennial census data — in table and graph form — showing population growth trends in five states from 1950 to 2010.
Looking at Numbers of Births Using a Line Graph
After looking at census data, students will determine the birth years of children who were aged 8 through 11 in 2019.
My Dream Home
Students will analyze and interpret Census Bureau data on housing characteristics in the United States and compare their findings with their classmates.
Over the Hill - Aging on a Normal Curve
Students will use census data from a sample of 136 U.S. counties and other sample data to make estimates about the U.S. population.
Patterns of Association – Quality of English Spoken
Students will study associations between the years the survey data were reported (2009–2013) and the ratings for speaking English.
Sample Means - Exploring Sampling Variability
Students will explore sampling variability in the sample means of different random samples of a population, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The New Normal
Students will explore distributions of various census data sets to determine whether it can be reasonably assumed that those data follow a normal distribution.
The Place of My State
Students will use a U.S. Census Bureau data tool called State Facts for Students to analyze the population data of their state.
Two-Way Tables — Walking and Bicycling to Work
Students will use data from the U.S. Census Bureau to compare how men and women in two cities used nonmotorized transportation to get to work.
Understanding Distributions of Data - Pet Food Manufacturing
Students will analyze raw data and graphical representations about businesses in each U.S. state that manufacture dog and cat foods.
Using Fractions to Compare Amusements Parks By States
Students will predict how many amusement parks are in their state.
What is a Statistical Question?
Students will identify which questions about a data set are statistical questions and which are not.

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