Are We Normal?

This Are We Normal? performance task also includes:

Develop a sense of normal. Learners develop two questions to ask classmates to gather numerical data before creating a box and whisker plot and a histogram to display their data. Class members make inferences and investigate the data distributions to determine whether the histograms represent a normal curve. Pupils present their findings with the aid of posters displaying the data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Brainstorm a set of questions to ask that will provide variability
  • Provide a mini-lesson on calculating standard deviation
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should know how to create box plots and histograms
  • Provides instructions for each day of the overall task
  • Includes a rubric for scoring the task
  • None