# Statistics Brain

## Review Overview

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#### Statistics Brain: A Website for All Kinds of Data

Summary : Need a Stat? Find a Stat!

Statistics Brain is a database of statistics. To access the statistics, users must choose the category of interest from the top menu bar, and the categories include: Business, Media, Finance, Geographic, Demographic, Technology, and Sports. When selecting a category, users can hover their mouse of the category to view different subcategories. Users can then click the subcategory to view further topics within it. At this point, users can pick a topic to view the actual statistics. In addition, users can scroll further down to view more statistics related to the topic.

### Instructional Ideas

1. When writing an essay about a specific topic or making an argument for or against a topic, students can use this website as a reference. Teachers will need to ensure students cite the website as a reference in their paper.
2. Teachers can use this information to help students develop their web-searching skills. To do so, teachers can choose four statistics from this website and makeup one fake statistic. Next, teachers can project the different statistics. They can then direct students to a search engine and have them try to identify the valid statistics from the fake one. As they conduct their investigations, teachers can have students save the keywords they used while searching. After students have identified the valid and fake statistics, teachers can have students share the search terms and strategies they used to validate the statistics via class discussion or in small groups. In this way, students will learn by searching for information on the web and then reflecting on their experience.
3. Students can peruse this website by topic and identify the most interesting statistic. They can then write a journal that explains why the topic interest them. The benefit of this assignment is that students will learn how to navigate this website, find specific information on it, and then explain the significance of that information.
 A1. Rigor A2. 21st Century Skills A3. Conn. to Future Learning A4. Value of Errors A5. Feedback to Teacher A6. Level of Material A7. Cooperative Learning A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
 B1. Ability to Save Progress B2. Platform Integration B3. Screen Design B4. Ease of Use B5. Navigation B6. Goal Orientation B7. Information Presentation B8. Media Integration B9. Cultural Sensitivity
 C1. Learner Control C2. Interactivity C3. Pace C4. Flexibility C5. Interest C6. Aesthetics C7. Utility