6.SP.B.5d

Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.

 
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Mean absolute deviation. What does it mean?

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Michelle Schade
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The students will be working with mean and learning about variablility. They will be making connections to real life applications to help assist them in making a connection to mean absolute deviation.

 
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The Shape Data Makes: Dot Plots

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Michelle Braggs
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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What are the statistics on seeing spots? Displaying data on dot plots.

 
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Interquartile Range

6th Grade Math » Unit: Analyzing Data
6th Grade Math » Unit: Analyzing Data
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We use the interquartile range to measure variability when the median is the best measure to describe the data set.

 
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Blame it on the Carbon

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As students describe how the carbon cycle contributes to the condition of our environment, they gain a better understanding of the cause and effect of human activities on the Earth's systems.

 
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Choosing the Best Measure of Center

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Does the mean, median, or mode best represent this data set? Students calculate the measures of center and consider outliers and context in order to choose the best measure of center.

 
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Selecting Measures of Center and Variability

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What are the pros and cons of each measure of center? What are the pros and cons of each measure of variability? Students choose measures of center and variability to represent a data set and justify their choices.

 
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Unit Test

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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What have students learned during this unit? What gaps do students have in their understanding? Students take the Unit 8 test.

 
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Show what you know

6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
6th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding? Students review and take the quiz.

 
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