# Summarize Data Using Technology Activity

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Summarize Data Using Technology Activity (Elementary Statistics Activity)

Activity Description
This activity covers the basics of summarizing data in a graphing calculator or in spreadsheet software. Students will learn how to input raw data and then use technology to find measures of central tendency, measures of position, and measures of spread to describe the data.

Activity Evaluation: Students will have the option to save and turn in the spreadsheet they created during the activity. Evaluation for the graphing calculator portion must be by teacher observation, depending on the technology available in the classroom.

A TI-84 graphing calculator is used in this activity, but the concepts are similar for any other graphing calculator. Similarly, Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac is used in this activity, but the concepts are similar for any other spreadsheet software.

This activity includes:
-Guided Notes and Activity (PDF, PowerPoint, and SMART Notebook)
-Blank Guided Notes and Activity (PDF and SMART Notebook)

Activity Objectives:
-Use a graphing calculator to summarize data.
-Use a graphing calculator to create a box and whiskers plot.
-Use a computer spreadsheet program to summarize data.

Technology Objectives:
-Find and use One-Variable Statistics on a graphing calculator.
-Find the five number summary on a graphing calculator.
-Construct a box and whisker plot on a graphing calculator.
-Find Z-Scores using a graphing calculator.
-Use and calculate lists on a graphing calculator.
-Find Variance and Standard Deviation on a graphing calculator.
-Use math formulas and functions using spreadsheet software.

Optional Technology Objectives:
-Manipulate data in a spreadsheet and determine how it changes the spreadsheet calculations.
-Explore different functions and formulas in spreadsheet software.

Common Core Standards:
S.ID.1 - Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots,
histograms, and box plots).
S.ID.2 - Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution
to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range,
standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.

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