In general, this module is aligned with the first four NCTM
Standards--Mathematics as Problem Solving, Mathematics as
Communication, Mathematics as Reasoning, and Mathematical Connections.
Specifically, this module is aligned with Standard 11 (Statistics).
NCTM STANDARD 11:
Use experimental and theoretical probability, as appropriate,
to represent and solve problems involving probability
Use simulations to estimate probabilities
- Connections to the National Science Education Standards
(a) In Content Standard A: Use technology and mathematics to
improve investigations and communications.
(b) In Content Standard E: Develop abilities and
understandings about science and technology.
- Connections to the Illinois Learning
(a) 8.b.4a: Represent algebraic concepts with physical materials,
words, diagrams, tables, graphs, equations, and inequalities and use
(b) 10.A.5: Construct statistics-based presentation, individually and
as members of a team to communicate and justify the results of a
(c) 10.B.4 and 10.B.5: Design and execute surveys or experiments,
gather data to answer relevant questions, and communicate results and
conclusions to an audience using traditional methods and contemporary
technology; Design a statistical experiment to answer a question about
a realistic situation, conduct experiment, use statistics to interpret
the data, and communicate the results, individually and as members of a
(a) Goal 11.A.5e. Report, display and defend the results of
investigations to audiences that may include professional and technical
(b) Goal 11.B.5c. Choose a model and refine its design based
on the test results.
(c) Goal 13.B.4e. Evaluate claims derived from purported
scientific studies used in advertising and marketing strategies.
FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS:
(a) 3.B.5 Using contemporary technology, produce documents of
publication quality for specific purposes and audiences; exhibit
clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropriate elaboration and
support and overall coherence.
(b) 3.C.5a Communicate information and ideas in narrative, informative
and persuasive writing with clarity and effectiveness in a variety of
written forms using appropriate traditional and/or electronic formats;
adapt content, vocabulary, voice and tone to the audience, purpose and
(c) 4.B.5a Deliver planned and impromptu oral presentations, as
individuals and members of a group, conveying results of research,
projects or literature studies to a variety of audiences (e.g., peers,
community, business/industry, local organizations) using appropriate
visual aids and available technology
FOR SOCIAL STUDIES:
(a) 15.B.2 Identify factors that affect how consumers make