Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

Television, print media, the Internet…all are filled with advertising, opinions, and other hidden persuasions. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how to be a more astute consumer of media. You'll learn how to recognize when someone is trying to convince you to buy something or believe something. You’ll find out why advertisers use celebrities and models so frequently, and even manipulate images to make them look even more attractive than in real life. You’ll explore why no news source is truly free from bias and how to separate fact from opinion. And you’ll discover the hidden messages and values in movies and TV shows that could influence you to embrace unhealthy ideas. Here at BrainPOP, we strive to be as fair and balanced as possible, so click on this movie and learn!§meta_description=This social studies video about media literacy teaches how to discern fact from opinion and persuasion in advertising, the news media, and entertainment programming.

Probability and Data Analysis Lesson Plan: What Are the Chances?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students review probability and data analysis skills learned throughout a unit of study. Students then create a paper-based or digital activity that challenges classmates to apply data analysis, graphing, and/or probability skills to fictitious or real-world situations. See more »

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »