Reflection: Real World Applications Describing Data - Day 1 of 2 - Section 3: Closing


Each time I teach this lesson, I am surprised at how difficult it is for students to describe their data set. I am always hopeful that they will start to get creative about describing their data, but they seem stuck on remembering past experiences and usually stick to the basics like range and mean. I am trying to think of ways to get them to be more descriptive and might think about encouraging them to display the data visually.

  Troubling with describing data
  Real World Applications: Troubling with describing data
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Describing Data - Day 1 of 2

Unit 5: Data and Statistics
Lesson 1 of 14

Objective: SWBAT understand that statistics is the study of collecting and analyzing data. SWBAT collect data and describe it intuitively, considering how it is organized and displayed.

Big Idea: How would you describe these numbers without just writing a list? Students work together to describe data both in words and in visual representations.

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