Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media

Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
Statistics Math Article - Case Studies of Bad Graphs found in the Media
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Incorporate Reading & Writing into the Math Classroom with this article and accompanying worksheet! The 4 page article is entitled - "How the Media Uses Statistics to Mislead Audiences: Real- life examples of really bad graphs". The worksheet helps students summarize the case studies and the article as a whole. This resource can be used in so many ways, some ideas are: station activity, independent reading assignment, small group activity, homework assignment, or whole class discussion.

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Students will read the math article filled with erroneous statistical displays, including: bar graphs, line graphs, scatter plots. Students will analyze the characteristics of each graphic including axes, scales, descriptive titles, and precision.

Common Core Standards:

CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 Attend to precision.

CCSS.HSS.ID.A.1 Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

CCSS.HSS.ID.B.6 Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.

CCSS.HSS.ID.B.6c Using given or collected bivariate data, fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.

CCSS.HSS.ID.C.7 Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data.

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