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### Balance Beam Discoveries

### Long Distance Airplanes

Students make paper airplanes and explore attributes related to increasing flight distances. Each student collects data from three flights of the airplane and finds the median distance. Students then collect, organize, display, and interpret the median distances for the class in a stem-and-leaf plot.

This lesson was adapted from *Travel in the Solar System* in *Mission Mathematics II: Grades 3‑5*, a NASA/NCTM project, NCTM
1997.

### Looking for Patterns

### Looking for Calculator Patterns

### More Patterns with Products

### Keeping It All Together

### Exploring Our County

### What Counties Are Your Favorite?

### Spreadsheets and Census Data

### Comparing Counties

Students use the data from previous lessons to find the range, median, and mode of the populations. They then compare their data with their partner's data.

As a culminating activity, this lesson combines the data and activities performed during this unit. Students are involved in class discussions and comparisons of the population data.