Sleep and Reading

Does sleeping longer cause lower reading scores? The assessment presents findings of study between amount of sleep and scores on a reading exam. Pupils interpret the correlation coefficient in the context of the study and determine if there is a causal relationship.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion and have class members provide causal relationships
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should understand the meaning of correlation coefficients
  • Requires knowledge of the impact of lurking variables
  • Provides descriptions of work at different levels of understanding
  • Includes suggested instruction to address misconceptions
  • None
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