Measures of Center and Variation

In groups, mathematicians make paper strip models of their pencil lengths, then use the data to find the centers of measure. They also use a Cuisenaire® rod set and Unifix® cubes to determine mean and median. Finally, they use an interactive, Plop It!, online to further investigate these concepts.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Designed for Common Core State Standards in sixth grade mathematics
  • A variety of activities (modeling, manipulatives, and computer programs) keeps every learner engaged
  • Well-written lesson plan is a strong support to the teacher
Cons

  • You might want to rename the handouts to better reflect their use
Common Core