Utilize the last twenty years of Oscar winners as a data set to guide your students through creating box and whisker plots, histograms, and exploring mean, median, and mode.
Does the age of the award winning star in a film relate to the overall gross of the movie?
Student will explore this inquiry question and use the data to support their conclusion.
In this 8 page document you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, and handout resources for students to use.
-- In "And the Oscar Goes to...", students will use Academy Award Winner Data to complete box and whisker plots. The focus of the task is on the age of the winners and students are attempting to answer if it is more likely for an older man or an older woman to win an Oscar.
-- In "Red Carpet Analysis" students will use Academy Award Winner Data to determine central tendency, construct stem and leaf plots, and construct histograms of different variables.
-- In "Oscar Winner Inquiry", student will use Academy Award Winner Data in an attempt to answer the question: “Does the age of the award winning star in a film relate to the overall gross of the movie?”
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