 Math, Grade 6
 Distributions and Variability

Reviewing Statistical Questions
 Reviewing Statistical Questions
 Collecting & Organizing Data
 Outlining A Project Proposal
 Construction of A Line Plot
 An Introduction To Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)
 Understanding The Measure of Center
 Measures & Data Sets
 Matching Stats With Line Plots
 Calculating The FiveNumber Summary & Interquartile Range (IQR)
 Manipulating Data Points
 Histograms As A Tool To Describe Data
 Reviewing How Data Affects A Histogram
 Self Check Exercise
 Characteristics Of Data
 Reviewing Data Sets
 Classroom Project Presentation
 Classroom Project Presentation (Final Groups)
Instructor Overview
Students write statistical questions that can be used to find information about a typical sixth grade student. Then, the class works together to informally plan how to find the typical arm span of a student in their class.
Key Concepts
 Statistical thinking, in large part, must deal with variability; statistical problem solving and decision making depend on understanding, explaining, and quantifying the variability in the data.
 “How tall is a sixth grader?” is a statistical question because all sixth graders are not the same height—there is variability.
Goals and Learning Objectives
 Understand what a statistical question is.
 Realize there is variability in data and understand why.
 Describe informally the range, median, and mode of a set of data.
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