Math vocabulary can be a different language. According to mathematical practice #6 in the common core "Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning." This takes daily practice of vocabulary in your classroom. Make learning vocabulary fun and easy using a variety of activities that can be found in this 21 page document.
This collection has many resources for teachers to help support their students understanding of the challenging vocabulary in statistics. It includes:
- Explanation of samples classroom activities that can be used with students
- Printable vocabulary lists (including vocabulary words, definitions, and examples)
- I Have . . . Who Has?
- Template for student vocabulary books (following Frayer Math Model)
- Find Your Match Activity
This vocabulary supports the math common core standards:
6.SP.1 Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.
6.SP.2 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.
6.SP.3 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.
6.SP.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
6.SP.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.