This resource covers the 6th grade domain, Statistics and Probability. There are lessons and activities on statistical questions, dot plots, histograms, box plots, measures of center, measures of variability and other descriptions of the data set.
1st Activity – Teacher Led Activity
Students identify statistical questions. Data will be collected by the students to use in group activities after they have learned about the different ways to display the data.
2nd Activity – Dot Plots – Teacher Led Activity
The teacher will introduce dot plots as the students complete guided notes on the student handout. Students will be taught how to analyze the data by determining the mean, median, mean absolute deviation, variability, overall shape of the graph, etc. Independent practice is provided.
3rd Activity – Histograms – Teacher Led Activity
The teacher will discuss the information given on histograms. Guided practice and independent practice questions are included.
4th Activity – Box Plots – Teacher Led Activity
Guided notes keep students engaged as they learn about the 5 point summary in a box plot. They will learn how to analyze information in a box plot as well as identify the 5 point summary from a list of data values. The interquartile range (IQR) as a measure of variability is introduced. Guided practice and independent practice questions are included.
5th – Activity – Compare Two Data Sets
This may be used as an independent activity or a small group activity. Students are given data and must construct two box plots on the same graph.
Detailed answer keys are included for these 5 activities.
Three Group Activities are included in the resource. Students will construct and analyze a dot plot, a histogram and a box plot.
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