 Math, Grade 6
 Distributions and Variability

Collecting & Organizing Data
 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 collect data to answer questions about a typical sixth grade student. Students collect data about themselves, working in pairs to measure height, arm span, etc. Students discuss characteristics they would like to know about sixth grade students, adding these topics to a preset list. Data are collected and organized such that there is a class data set for each topic for future use. Students are asked to think about how this data could be represented and organized.
Key Concepts
For data to be useful, it must be collected in a consistent and accurate way. For example, for height data, students must agree on whether students should be measured with shoes on or off, and whether heights should be measured to the nearest inch, half inch, or centimeter.
Goals and Learning Objectives
 Gather data about sixth grade students.
 Consider how data are collected.
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