Distributions and Their Shapes

What can we find out about the data from the way it is shaped? Looking at displays that are familiar from previous grades, the class forms meaningful conjectures based upon the context of the data. The introductory lesson to descriptive statistics connects familiar concepts to new ones introduced in the module. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • As an introduction to the lesson, have the class recount what they remember from previous years about displaying data
  • Spend time to share solutions to exercises as a class highlighting the variety of answers
Classroom Considerations

  • The first lesson in a 20-lesson module
Pros

  • Provides a connection to the associated data standards from 6th grade
  • Exit ticket and problem set allow the teacher to know whether a review of prerequisites needs to be done prior to moving on to new topics
  • Includes all necessary worksheets, exercises, and activities
  • Comes with an answer key for easy assesment
Cons

  • None