Using CODAP for statistics and probability – a very quick start guide

On Saturday I presented a short topic at the Auckland Mathematics Association morning session on getting started with CODAP (Common Online Data Analysis Platform

Notes and links from the session can be found at

In addition there are three draft activities that I have been working on.  All three are part of a bigger lesson sequence so they need to be viewed with that in mind.

The first one looks at introducing measures of centre using CODAP.

The second one looks at a progression for scatter graphs, around curriculum level 5, using Q-plots to see if there is an association or not.

The third one is a look at posing investigative questions.

Making your own data cards

Many of the activities that I have developed over the years have used a simple 5-6 variable data card. The excel spreadsheet “to make simplefive-sixvariable datacards” is set up so that you can drop in your own data, do some rearranging and then copy and transpose into one of the set up tabs.  From there you can print off your own data cards.

Instructions are on the first tab.  Have fun.

to make simplefive-sixvariabledatacards