Students will begin to explore statistics by collecting and processing data using the mean, median and mode. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSS.IC.A.1, HSS.ID.A.1.
The fun stuff:
Numbers, numbers everywhere but don't forget to stop and think! Now more than ever the world is awash in data and statistics. Students consider the practice of statistics and what a statistic is by debating the number of hours of sleep they need, the age at which the brain reaches full maturity and more! Then we collect height data for the class and crunch some numbers! Active, animating, fun!
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★The mission. (6 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Students explore what statistics best describe a quality, like healthiness of a meal and more.
•A guided discussion of what questions statistics can answer.
•A guided discussion of whether given statistics are valid.
•Students measure heights, table and graph, come up with summary statistics.
•Collection of data at home (favorite animated movie of each inhabitant, for example) to incite curiosity.
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