Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Median, Mode, and Range - Section 3: Develop a Question and Collect Data


I used butcher paper to create and label the line plot.  This made it easy for students to place their post-its and to compare the columns.  Students enjoyed getting to move around and collecting data from each other.  While we learned about and created the different types of graphs, I continued to come back to the class’ data on the line plot.  I asked, “How does this graph compare to the display on the board?  How are they similar?  How are they different?”  I wanted students to see connections and differences between the different displays.

  Discourse and Questioning: Class Line Plot
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Median, Mode, and Range

Unit 9: Statistics
Lesson 9 of 22

Objective: SWBAT: • Organize data in a line plot, histogram, and stem-and-leaf plot. • Define and identify mode, range, and median. • Describe shape of data (symmetrical, skewed left or skewed right).

Big Idea: What do the median, mode, and range tell us about a set of data? Students review median, mode, and range as well as collect and display their own data using line plots, histograms, and stem-and-leaf plots.

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Math, Statistics, stem and leaf plot, mode, range, median, 6th grade, master teacher project, Dot Plot, Histogram
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