Statistical Measurements

What was your age the first time you lost a tooth, broke a bone, or learned to ride a bike? Young mathematicians choose a set of data to examine with an educational lesson on statistical measurements. After they collect data and calculate the measures of central tendency and spread, they create a slideshow presentation with their calculations and include a description of the numbers. 

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CCSS: Designed
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Guide pupils to select a data collection topic that would typically include outliers
  • Extension possibilities: compare the calculations to each other or compare data collected from different class periods
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to spreadsheet and word processing software
  • A small data size is collected, which doesn't create a reliable data set or description opportunities
Pros

  • The lesson description contains tips and suggestions to enhance the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core