Exploring Statistics

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Collect and analyze data to find out something interesting about classmates. Groups devise a statistical question and collect data from their group members. Individuals then create a display of their data and calculate descriptive statistics. Finally, teams make posters displaying their data and associated statistics before the class discusses each of the posters and makes inferences based upon the displays.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Collect data from the entire class for each group's question
  • Lead a discussion on how data representations could be misleading about the data
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be able to calculate basic statistics
Pros

  • Provides an organizer for the data
  • Includes differentiation suggestions
Cons

  • None