This web-based performance task allows students to find statistics on the internet and the analyze and display the statistics using various displays. Finally, students are prompted to write about their analysis, explaining when specific displays are used and justifying their choice of a given display.
The data analysis and displays included are:
-Measures of Central Tendency (mean, median, mode)
-Measures of Variation (extremes, quartiles, or five-point summary)
-Box-and-Whisker Plot (or Box plot)
This activity has been used with statistics regarding the Olympics, the Holocaust, etc., and can be easily adapted to integrate with any social studies or science topic the students are currently studying. It is in the form of a Word Doc so that these changes can easily be made to fit your needs.