Home Runs, Statistics, and Probability

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Baseball and statistics go hand-in-hand and knowing how to interpret, compare, and display this information is a key skill for any middle schooler. Using two sets of data, have young statisticians answer questions by constructing and comparing different representations of the data especially lineplots (dotplots),  stemplots (including back-to-back stemplots) five number summaries, and boxplots. 

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Pros

  • Includes suggestions for additional scaffolding to address a variety of learners
  • Nice real-world application of displaying data in multiple ways (circle graph, dotplot, stem-and-leaf, box-and-whisker) and examining different measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range) 
Cons

  • None