#### Lesson Videos:

In this lesson you will learn how to describe a data set by using characteristics of the quantity measured.

Determine fair shares by finding the mean

In this lesson you will learn to use the mean to determine fair share by drawing pictures.

Summarize a data set using the mean, median, and mode

In this lesson you will learn to summarize a data set by finding the mean, median, and mode.

Describe patterns in data sets

In this lesson you will learn to describe patterns in data sets by looking at dot plots and histograms.

Describe a data set using measures of variability

In this lesson you will describe a data set by using its measures of variability

Choose the best measure of center and variability

In this lesson you will learn to choose the best measure of center and variability by comparing each measure to data in a real world context.

#### Isolation Drills:

Calculating the mean absolute deviation (MAD)

Calculating the interquartile range (IQR)

#### Interactive Practice:

- I4C – Calculate stats on 15 numbers: order them, then calculate range, mean, median and mode. – These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5.c. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.
- I4C – Calculate stats on 16 numbers: order them, then calculate range, mean, median and mode. – These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5.c. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.
- I4C – Calculate stats on 6 to 16 numbers: order them, then calculate range, mean, median and mode. – These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5.c. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.
- A lesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf 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 stem-and-leaf plot – A display that organizes data to show its shape and distribution – from the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.
- Analyzing game probabilities – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
- 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 TI-83+ 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]
- Classroom Activities Using Number Patterns: Pascal’s Triangle – Lesson plan designed for grades 4 and up, include a follow up lesson
- Collecting and Analyzing Data – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
- Common Number Patterns – Math is Fun gives a list of the most common patterns and how they are made along with examples, seven questions to check for understanding are linked at the bottom of the page.
- 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
- Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car – Students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world 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.
- Interpreting Data – Multiple-choice 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 on-line 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
- Lions and Tigers – Predict the likelihood of a simple event (rolling a die) as a fraction
- Long Distance Airplanes – A stem-and-leaf 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 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 – Four-page worksheet for a quiz, no answers given
- Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode – Examples, student worksheet, and checklist [13 page document]
- 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 Stem-and-leaf 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.
- Plop It – This activity allows the user to experiment with mean, median, and mode by using a bar graph
- Probability – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 19
- Push Ups – Collect data to put on a line graph
- 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
- Stem-and-Leaf plots – Explanation from Purple Math
- Stem-and-Leaf Plots – Their Construction and Use – An overview followed by several suggested assignments
- 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.
- The Random Ball-Picking Machine – Experiment with a random generator at a BBC site to collect data to make decisions about probability.
- The Random Ball-Picking Machine – Quiz based on the random generator lesson
- Traveling Through Line Plots – Lesson plan for students to explore and extend their understanding of line plots, range, median, mode, and mean
- Understanding and Interpreting Graphs – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 10
- Understanding Probability – Lesson plan from Discovery Education
- Using Graphs to Understand Data – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
- 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