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# Some Examples of Embedded Data Analysis

There are many ways to use embedded data analysis in online curriculum materials.

## Mathematics

• Behaviors of the Mean and Median
Experiment with dragging points in a dot plot to see what happens to the mean and median when the data changes.
• Patterns in the Numbers Chart
A grid of numbers gets colored according to hour choice of how many in a row and what number property to use.
• Fitting Lines to Data
There are two exercises here, the first showing a possible relationship between latitude and temperature for eight cities, and the second giving you a chance to look for relationships in data for 1249 baseball players. (These two exercises draw from Algebra I, section 4-3.)
• Modeling a Geometric Sequence with a Function
Play around with the family of geometric sequences that represent a tournament. Come up with a function that models the relationship between teams left and round number. (This is based on a Real World Example in section 7-7 of the Algebra 1 CCSS eBook.)
• Planetary Function
Find the quantitative relationship between the distance of a planet from the sun and the time it takes to go around the sun.

## Biology

• Natural Selection
Manipulate sliders to simulate three kinds of selection pressure. (This is from Glencoe Biology 2012 eTeacherEdition, page 434, shown at right.)
• Mammals

## Chemistry

• Elements
Investigate relationships between properties of elements paying special attention to those that exhibit periodicity.

## Physical Science

• Heating and Cooling
Given the data from heating a pan of water to boiling and then allowing it to cool, describe what took place quantitatively.

## History

• Presidents
Discover many interesting facts and trends about the nation's presidents.

## Economics

• Time Series
Explore a bunch of economic time series both in current dollars and constant dollars.