Reflection: Real World Applications Group Comparisons: Student Project - Section 2: Investigation

 

If students are having trouble thinking of something to compare, I use what I know about them. Students in my school unfortunately consume a lot of energy drinks.  I might use this as an example: What is the difference between boys and girls with respect to consuming energy drinks? Other ideas might be how many texts they send, average length of commute to school, or how much money they spend on snacks each day. I find students usually really get into their question and get excited about collecting data.

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Group Comparisons: Student Project

Unit 5: Data and Statistics
Lesson 4 of 14

Objective: SWBAT to generate a question that compares two groups relative to one characteristic, collect data, and summarize their findings. SWBAT compare the statistical center and spread of two different data sets.

Big Idea: Do girls always pay more for a haircut than boys? I wonder if boys send more texts than girls? Students generate a question they are interested in comparing two groups and use statistics to share their results.

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