The Shape of Data

Explore the difference between statistical and non-statistical questions. Fun follows as learners gather statistical data for the question, "How many times can the typical sixth grader catch a spool in a cup in one minute?" Data is posted in a line plot. Borrow rubber stoppers from the science department since spools are hard to come by!

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

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  • Organized lesson includes teacher instructions for a launch, the main activity, and closure
  • Meets sixth grade standards for Common Core mathematics

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