Reflection: Online Resources Looking at One-Variable Data Sets - Section 2: Structured Discussion


Current reforms and initiatives like CCSS, STEM, PARCC, and 21st Century Skills all call for an improvement in student understanding of statistics. As a result, a tremendous amount of support has been given towards the improvement of K-12 statistics education. Check frequently for new ideas, in-depth lesson plans, multi-media representations, etc. Two great online resources include Annenburg Learner (“Against All Odds”) and the American Statistical Association (“STatistics Education Web”), both introduced below.

“What does Annenburg Learner do? Our mission is to advance excellent teaching in American schools through the development and distribution of multimedia resources for teaching and learning. We are a division of the Annenberg Foundation, which funds a wide range of programs in education and other areas.”

“One of the goals of the American Statistical Association is to improve statistics education at all levels. Through the STatistics Education Web (STEW), the ASA is reaching out to K-12 mathematics and science teachers who teach statistics concepts in their classrooms. STEW is an online resource for peer-reviewed lesson plans for K-12 teachers. The web site is maintained by the ASA and accessible to K-12 teachers throughout the world.”

  Improving Statistics Education
  Online Resources: Improving Statistics Education
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Looking at One-Variable Data Sets

Unit 6: Statistics: Single-Variable
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT graph one-variable data sets and calculate summary statistics like mean, median and standard deviation.

Big Idea: Making graphs and calculating summary statistics helps us describe one-variable data sets.

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Math, histograms, univariate data, dotplot, sample means, standard deviation, outlier, Algebra 2, statistical significance
  90 minutes
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