6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

Find the mean by equally distributing objects
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson, you will learn how to find the mean by equally distributing picture objects and using a standard algorithm.

Find the median by elimination
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn to find the median of a given set of data by using a number line and eliminating data to find the middle point.

Find range using graphs and charts
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn to find the range of a given set of data including and excluding the outlier by using graphs and charts.

Describe the shape of a dot plot
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn about the shape of the distribution of data by looking at various graphs and observing symmetry, bell curves and skews.

Identify clusters, peaks and gaps in a dot plot
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.3 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn how to identify clusters, peaks and gaps and their relationship to the data by examining the distribution on a dot plot.
Isolation Drills:
Interactive Practice:
 Bean Pi – To involve students in a small group exploration of the concept of area for circles, and to involve students in data collection.
 Leap Frog – Design an experiment to answer a question, collect information, and interpret the results using charts
 Marbles – Students learn about sampling with and without replacement by modeling drawing marbles from a bag. Parameters: Number and color of marbles in the bag, replacement rule.
 Practice with Data – Answer five questions about collecting and organizing data – from the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine
 Probability – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 19
 Quantitative Environmental Learning Project – A rich source of data based projects
 The Random BallPicking Machine – Experiment with a random generator at a BBC site to collect data to make decisions about probability.
 The Random BallPicking Machine – Quiz based on the random generator lesson
 Understanding Probability – Lesson plan from Discovery Education