Plotting & Reading Graphs Real-Life Math Project | Arcade Math

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Congruent Math
Grade Levels
6th, Homeschool
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10 pages
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Are your students wannabe business managers? Do they love games? Have them manage Frankie's Arcade, and practice plotting, reading graphs, and engaging in data analysis!

This is a great supplement activity for the 6th grade statistics curriculum reviewing how to create and analyze frequency tables, dot plots, histograms, and bar graphs.

In this print-and-go activity, students complete four tasks to decide how to expand the arcade with new games, understand customer demographics and spend patterns, and select an optimal promotion schedule. It's a blast  – and puts frequency tables, dot plots, histograms and bar graphs into real world context.

What's included?

Your purchase includes a print-and-go PDF, with four tasks:

  • Task 1: Frequency Table of Game Popularity
    • Objective: Decide what games to purchase
    • Skills: Construct and analyze frequency tables
  • Task 2: Dot Plot of Ages of Customers
    • Objective: Understand customer demographics
    • Skills: Construct and analyze dot plots, distributions, measure of center (mean, median, mode, and range)
  • Task 3: Histogram of Money Spending Patterns
    • Objective: Understand typical customer spend during visits
    • Skills: Construct and analyze histograms
  • Task 4: Bar Graph for Scheduling Promotions
    • Objective: Decide the best days to run promotions
    • Skills: Construct and analyze bar graphs

All in all, it contains 10 pages:

  • 1 scenario page
  • 1 customer data page
  • 4 task pages
  • 4 answer key pages

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.


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