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Title Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data
Description • Students will conceptualize data as having variability that can be represented by a distribution Students will be able to describe the pattern formed by the data, as well as describe any outliers of that data. • Students will be able to display, analyze and summarize data with dot plots and histograms This activity is designed to go with GoMath Grade 6, Module 16, lessons 4 and 5 on Dot Plots and Histograms. We envision this being a first-day activity, with the second day covering the following content: o Variable data and statistical questions o Constructing frequency tables from data and dot plots o Constructing histograms from frequency tables
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords data, distribution, dot plot, histogram, outliers
Simulation(s) Plinko Probability (HTML5)


Author(s) Jeffrey Bush
Contact Email amanda.mcgarry@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 12/13/17
Date updated 12/13/17