Addressing Common Core State Standards in Algebra 2 for Statistics and Probability with Fathom (Beginner)

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This webinar will guide teachers of Algebra 2 courses in how to use Fathom to address the newly emphasized Probability and Statistics Standards in the Common Core. Specifically, we’ll work through activities that support the domains: Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions (S-IC), and Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (S-ID). We’ll also discuss how Fathom promotes the Standards for Mathematical Practice to use appropriate tools strategically and to model with mathematics. No prior experience with Fathom is necessary.


Rick Gaston

I’ve been the Research and Project Manager at KCP Technologies since August, 2011. I coordinate the Data Games project here, focusing on development of online games and activities that improve students’ data analysis skills and mathematics understandings. I previously worked in public education as a high school mathematics and computer programming teacher in New Jersey, where I used The Geometer’s Sketchpad, and as a high school principal in Oakland. Long ago I was also a software developer at Bell Laboratories. I’ve had a lifelong interest in technology and games, and I’m passionate about exploring innovative ways we can use them to improve learning for all students.