Superhero themed Data Landmarks Task Cards provide for differentiation by offering several levels of difficulty. Cards can be used with the whole class, small groups or individual students. Printing on cardstock and laminating the cards ensures that they can be used multiple times.
Cards 1-6 have multiple choice vocabulary questions (maximum, minimum, range, median, mode, mean)
Cards 7-14 ask students to find the maximum, minimum and range for data sets from 5-10 numbers
Cards 15-22 ask students to find the median and mode for data sets from 5-10 numbers
Cards 23-30 ask students to find the mean for data sets from 4-10 numbers
Cards 31-34 have problems involving greatest variation, least variation, fair share, and measure of center
Cards 35-36 give a data set and ask students to determine how the mean would change (or not) if a specific number was added to the data set.
• 36 task cards
• Record sheet
• Answer key
• Game board
• 10 ways to use task cards
VA SOL 5.16 The student will
a) describe mean, median, and mode as measures of center;
b) describe mean as fair share;
c) find the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data; and
d) describe the range of a set of data as a measure of variation.
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.
Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.