This Olympic project incorporates the use of line plots, stem and leaf plots, analyzing upward and downward trends in data and median, mode, range and outliers. I also incorporated discussion and higher order thinking skills.
This would be best for 4th, 5th or 6th grade math students.
This project could be used with any of the Olympic games, not just the winter games.
This project is great for after the games, so students can collect, analyze and graph all the Olympic data.
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
Reporting the number of observations.
Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
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.
Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.