Discrete and Continuous Data

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Let's be discrete about the types of data. A short video provides the definitions of discrete and continuous data. After providing the definitions, the resource takes different types of data and sorts them based on type and provides an explanation of why they fall into each category. Pupils use the definitions and examples to classify data as discrete or continuous in the Types of Data worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class brainstorm types of data and then sort them as either discrete or continuous
  • Lead a discussion on how to plot data that is discrete or continuous
Classroom Considerations

  • The handouts cover more than discrete and continuous data
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • Worksheet has items that require explanations
Cons

  • None
Common Core