This page is a tool designed for teachers and students in grades 914 who want to incorporate statistics into their studies. The DIGSTATS activities below were created to teach statistics, however many of them are related to and could be incorporated into other mathematically related courses. Listed below are tables containing the Virginia SOL (Standards of Learning) code, a description of the SOL, and a link to the activity. We have categorized the SOL's so that the activities are directly related to the discipline (the activities labeled under Earth Science have themes relating to Earth Science  such as activities about weather patterns). This page is designed with the Virginia Standards of Learning in mind, although it relates to nationwide standards.
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Statistics: Probability and Statistics
Mathematics: Algebra I / Algebra II / Algebra II and Trigonometry / Mathematical Analysis / Computer Mathematics
Science: Earth Science / Biology / Physics
Statistics
PS.1  The student will analyze graphical displays of data, including dotplots, stemplots, and histograms to identify and describe patterns and departures from patterns utilizing central tendency, spread, clusters, gaps, and outliers. Appropriate technology will be used to create graphical displays.  Birth Rate Blood Pressure Cricket Cooling Geyser 
PS.2  The student will analyze numerical characteristics of univariate data sets to describe patterns and departures from patterns utilizing mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation, interquartile range, range, and outliers. Appropriate technology will be used to calculate statistics.  Cigarettes Creek Geyser Salary 
PS.4  The student will analyze scatterplots to identify and describe the relationship between two variables using shape; strength of relationship; clusters; positive, negative or no association; outliers and influential points. Appropriate technology will be used to generate scatterplots and identify outliers and influential points.  Birth Rate Cricket Cooling Geyser Lifespan 
PS.5  The student will find and interpret linear correlation and use the method of least squares regression to model the linear relationship between two variables and use the residual plots to assess linearity. Appropriate technology will be used to compute correlation coefficients and residual plots.  Diamond Lifespan Tokamak 
PS.21  The student will identify properties of a tdistribution and use tables or graphing calculators to apply tdistributions to a single sample and two sample (independent and matched pairs) tprocedures.  Coliform Dandelion Ethylene Glycol Football 
Mathematics
A.5  The student will analyze a given set of data for the existence of a pattern, represent the pattern algebraically and graphically, if possible, and determine if the relation is a function.  Birth Rate Cooling 
A.18  The student will compare multiple onevariable data sets, using statistical techniques that include measures of central tendency, range, stemandleaf plots, and boxandwhisker graphs.  Cigarettes Creek Geyser Salary 
AII.19  The student will collect and analyze data to make predictions, write equations, and solve practical problems. Graphing calculators will be used to investigate scatteplots to determine the equation for a curve of best fit.  Birth Rate 
AII/T.19  The student will collect and analyze data to make predictions, write equations, and solve practical problems. Graphing calculators will be used to investigate scatterplots to determine the equation for a curve of best fit.  Cooling Insulation 
MA.9  The student will investigate and identify the characteristics of exponential and logarithmic functions in order to graph these functions and to solve equations and practical problems. This will include the role of e, natural and common logarithms, laws of exponents and logarithms, and the solution of logarithmic and exponential equations. Graphing utilities will be used to investigate and verify the graphs and solutions.  Cooling Insulation 
COM.22  The student will solve practical consumer problems that involve analyzing and interpreting graphs, charts, and/or tables.  Diamond 2DMedical 3DMedical 
COM.24  The student will solve probability, data analysis, and statistical problems.  DIGSTATS 
Science
ES.1  The student will plan and conduct
investigations in which:

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ES.9  The student will investigate and
understand how freshwater resources are influenced by
geologic processes and the activities of humans. Key
concepts include:

Creek Geyser 
ES.13  The student will investigate and
understand that energy transfer between the sun, Earth,
and the Earth's atmosphere drives weather and climate on
Earth. Key concepts include:

3DWeather 
BIO.1  The student will plan and conduct
investigations in which:

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BIO.8  The student will investigate and
understand how populations change through time. Key
concepts include:

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BIO.9  The student will investigate and
understand dynamic equilibria within populations,
communities, and ecosystems. Key concepts include:

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PH.2  The student will investigate and
understand how to analyze and interpret data. Key
concepts include:

Tokamak 2DEnergy 3DEnergy 
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