First Day Statistics Activity—Grouping Qualitative Data

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Making groups of groups can help to organize data. Classes use statistics to group themselves using descriptive adjectives. The objective is for learners to understand that grouping qualitative data is useful when the original groups are too extensive. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use an online tool such as Google docs to collect and sort data
  • Can also serve as a "get to know you" activity at the beginning of the school year
Classroom Considerations

  • This is an introductory statistics lesson with no prerequisite information needed
Pros

  • The lesson inspires discussion
  • Includes assessment questions with an answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core