
Construct a dot plot
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.4 BY: CHRISTINE HANSENIn this lesson you will learn how to construct dot plots by organizing the data.

Construct a histogram
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.4 BY: CHRISTINE HANSENIn this lesson you will learn how to construct histograms by organizing the data.

Construct a box plot
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.4 BY: CHRISTINE HANSENIn this lesson you will learn how to construct box plots by finding the medians of the data.

Choose the best graph for a data set using measures of center
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.4 BY: CHRISTINE HANSENIn this lesson you will choose the best graphs of your data by using measures of center.
Isolation Drills:
Interactive Practice:
 A lesson designed to introduce students to stemandleaf plots – This lesson plan includes a link to a three page worksheet to print
 An Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode – This lesson plan includes a link to a three page worksheet to print
 An overview of stemandleaf plot – A display that organizes data to show its shape and distribution – from the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.
 Bar Graph – Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph’s maximum and minimum values
 Bar Graphs – Practice quiz
 Box and Whisker Plot – Use your TI83+ graphing calculator with box and whisker plots
 Box and Whisker Plots – This explanation includes a remark about outliers – from the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.
 Box Plot – Explanation from the Engineering Statistics Handbook
 Box Plot – Interactive, tips for the instructor available
 Box Plot – Investigate how box plots display the range and distribution of data along a number line and learn how to construct these graphs. Work through the lesson, experiment with the interactive figure and then answer ten questions [caution: do not submit until you have selected answers to all of the questions]
 Box Plot – Wikipedia entry
 Box Plot – An interactive illustration of creating a box plot
 Box Plot – Students can create box plots which use the median in calculating the interquartile ranges for either built in or userspecified data as well as experiment with outliers
 Box Plot and Whisker Plots in Excel 2007 – Step by step example on how to make them in Microsoft Excel 2007
 Box Plotter – This activity allows the user to explore maximum, minimum, median, upper quartile, lower quartile and outliers while learning how to draw box plots.
 BoxandWhisker Plot – A boxandwhisker plot can be useful for handling many data values
 BoxandWhisker Plots – From Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center [from the Internet archive which is called the Wayback Machine.]
 BoxandWhisker Plots – From the Worsley School
 BoxandWhisker Plots – A large number of examples are provided
 Collecting and Analyzing Data – Multiplechoice quiz [5 problems]
 Data Interpretation Games – Numerous activities on using and interpreting data – Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
 Data Picking – Students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate
 Exploring Histograms – The interactive data analysis tool in this investigation allows students to create their own sets of data and examine how various statistical functions such as mean, median, and standard deviation depend on the choice of data.
 Fun and Sun RentaCar – Students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a realworld problem
 Graphing Skills – What’s the point? find the point on the grid
 Grouping by Fives – An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
 HowTo Activity for Your Graphing Calculator – A six page how to document
 Interactive Box Plot – Students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
 Interactive Histogram – Use preselected data sets or have your students enter their own data
 Interpreting Data – Multiplechoice quiz [5 problems]
 Interpreting Line Graphs – Explore line graphs.
 Jupiter Is Average – Using data from our solar system, students explore median, mode, mean, and range. Students learn to use an online calculator to determine the mean and range.
 Landmark Chart Numbers – Range, mean, median, and mode game
 Let the Games Begin – Olympic Trials in Data Analysis from by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.
 Line Graph Review – Explains the advantages and disadvantages of line graphs
 Long Distance Airplanes – A stemandleaf plot lesson from Illuminations
 Making a Stem and Leaf Plot – An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
 Mean and Median – This applet allows the user to investigate the mean, median, and boxandwhisker plot for a set of data that they create
 Mean and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Mean Green Machine – Use a calculator to find and use the average, or mean, of a set of data
 Mean, Median, and Mode Calculator – Enter numbers separated by comma and then calculate
 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range – PowerPoint show to introduce the topic
 Measures of Central Tendency – Fourpage worksheet for a quiz, no answers given
 Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode – Examples, student worksheet, and checklist [13 page document]
 Measures of Spread: Box and Whisker Plots – From the Australian Bureau of Statistics – includes suggested problems to assign [from the Internet archive which is called the Wayback Machine.]
 Median – Explore median as the middle value of an ordered data set. Learn how to calculate and interpret mean values. Work through the lesson, experiment with the interactive figure and then answer five questions. [caution: do not submit until you have selected answers to all of the questions
 Medians – Understand and apply the concepts of median and mean.
 Minimum, Maximum, Mode, and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Mode and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot – An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
 Organizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot – A lesson plan from Annenberg CPB
 Overview of a Bar Graph – Lesson by Nicole Carroll
 Overview of a Line Graph – Lesson by Nicole Carroll
 Overview of a Stemandleaf plot – Lesson by Nicole Carroll
 Party Comedian – Find and use the median of a set of data.
 Party Mode – Find and use the mode of a set of data.
 Pizza Palace – Students will construct box plots independently. Students identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data
 Push Ups – Collect data to put on a line graph
 Quartiles and Box and Whisker Plots – From Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center
 Quartiles, Boxes, and Whiskers – A three page lesson from Purple Math
 Reading Charts and Graphs – Read bar graphs, pie charts, and grid charts, review percentages in pie charts, and compare types of information shown in different kinds of charts
 Rugby Math – Mean, mode and median
 Send in the Trolls – The trolls need your help finding the troll with the middle height (to send to a beauty contest).
 Stem and Leaf Plot – Practice area
 Stem and Leaf Plotter – An interactive applet that allow students to input data
 StemandLeaf plots – Explanation from Purple Math
 StemandLeaf Plots – Their Construction and Use – An overview followed by several suggested assignments
 Steppin’ Out – A Middle School Math Project lesson plan
 Tallying, collecting and grouping data – Find out how to tally, collect and group data in this activity.
 Tallying, collecting and grouping data – In some investigations you may collect an awful lot of information. How can you use this raw data and make it meaningful? This section will help you to collect, organize and interpret the data efficiently.
 The Beatles Averages – Worksheet to print for students
 The Hot Tub – This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
 Understanding and Interpreting Graphs – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 10
 Using Graphs to Understand Data – Multiplechoice quiz [5 problems]
 What are Your Chances – What many people refer to as ‘good luck’ can actually be explained by a little knowledge about probability and statistics. This dice game allows you to see how increasing or decreasing the number of dice rolls effects an outcome.
 What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? – A data collection and analysis class experiment
 Working with Measures of Central Tendency – Students use given data to complete an online worksheet
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