Common Core Explorer

7.SP.2

These apps, games, and websites will help your students use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Generate multiple samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions. For example, estimate the mean word length in a book by randomly sampling words from the book; predict the winner of a school election based on randomly sampled survey data. Gauge how far off the estimate or prediction might be.
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Desmos
Elegant graphing calculator and math simulations promote collaboration
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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ThinkCERCA
Well-structured lessons encourage deep analysis, thoughtful writing
GRADES
3 - 12
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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ALEKS
Strong adaptive learning makes traditional math curriculum more useful
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Data USA
Elegant treasure trove of data could fuel lessons and projects
GRADES
8 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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DoodleMaths
Short, daily practice and positive language make success accessible
GRADES
Pre-K - 8
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Figure This!
Real-world examples illustrate complex math concepts
GRADES
4 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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IXL
Immediate feedback and breadth a huge plus, despite emphasis on drills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to try
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n/a
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Khan Academy
Flexible learning environment offers a personalized journey to mastery
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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MATHia
Comprehensive math practice provides teachers with actionable data
GRADES
6 - 9
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Mathspace
Personalized, step-by-step math coaching challenges and adapts
GRADES
6 - 12
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Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Numbers
Organize and analyze data with gorgeous, customized spreadsheets
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Redbird Mathematics
Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms
GRADES
K - 7
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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Statistics in Schools
Interactive data, practical plans bring the Census to the classroom
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Tailor-ED
Create differentiated math lessons and assessments in minutes
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Tyto Online
Ambitious science role-playing game has bright future
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
PLATFORM
Mac, Windows
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Zearn
Innovative combo of live instruction and adaptive online math lessons
GRADES
K - 8
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Free, Paid
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n/a
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Bettermarks
Slick math practice with intuitive tools and plenty of examples
GRADES
4 - 10
PRICE
Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Common Core Quest - Math and ELA Quizzes
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Cosmeo
Info-rich site could use detailed performance tracking tools
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Get More Math
Adaptive program employs mixed review for improved skill retention
GRADES
4 - 11
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Illustrative Mathematics
Comprehensive 6–12 curriculum highlighting math discourse
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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IXL - Math and English
Standards-aligned worksheets help kids develop wide-ranging skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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Prodigy
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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Opus
Basic math problem bank is a bit problematic; more attention to detail would help
GRADES
4 - 8
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Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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STEM Builder
Usable STEM content and practice diminished by dated interface
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to try, Paid
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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Khan Academy
7th grade lessons best as a preview, before teaching concepts in class
GRADES
7
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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LearnZillion
Video lessons and quizzes support 7th grade Common Core skills
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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NOT YET RATED
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PBS LearningMedia
Engaging videos and interactives make standout lesson supplements
GRADES
5 - 8
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Beautiful and responsive tools shed light on tricky math concepts
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
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n/a
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NOT YET RATED
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