Do you wonder what lessons you need to give your 6th-graders to meet the common core standards in statistics and probability? I did, so I created a series of lessons to match the standards. Each lesson has sample problems.
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Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.