## 6.SP.A.2 Describe Data Distribution: Use Center/Spread/Shape (1&2)

Posted: March 25, 2014 in Periods 1&2

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.

1. ## Find the mean by equally distributing objects

COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2| BY: WENDY SACHEL

In this lesson, you will learn how to find the mean by equally distributing picture objects and using a standard algorithm.

2. ## Find the median by elimination

COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2| BY: WENDY SACHEL

In 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.

3. ## Find range using graphs and charts

COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2| BY: WENDY SACHEL

In 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.

4. ## Describe the shape of a dot plot

COMMON CORE: 6.SP.2| BY: WENDY SACHEL

In 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.

5. ## Identify clusters, peaks and gaps in a dot plot

COMMON CORE: 6.SP.3| BY: WENDY SACHEL

In 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.

#### Interactive Practice:

1. Bean Pi – To involve students in a small group exploration of the concept of area for circles, and to involve students in data collection.
2. Leap Frog – Design an experiment to answer a question, collect information, and interpret the results using charts
3. 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.
4. Practice with Data – Answer five questions about collecting and organizing data – from the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine
5. Probability – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 19
6. Quantitative Environmental Learning Project – A rich source of data based projects
7. The Random Ball-Picking Machine – Experiment with a random generator at a BBC site to collect data to make decisions about probability.
8. The Random Ball-Picking Machine – Quiz based on the random generator lesson
9. Understanding Probability – Lesson plan from Discovery Education