6.SP.5d Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context

Posted: April 6, 2015 in Advance

Lesson Videos:

Describe a data set

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)

Exploring mean and median

Calculating the interquartile range (IQR)

Interactive Practice:

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. A lesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf plots – This lesson plan includes a link to a three page worksheet to print
5. An Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode – This lesson plan includes a link to a three page worksheet to print
6. 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.
7. Analyzing game probabilities – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
8. Bar Graph – Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph’s maximum and minimum values
9. Bar Graphs – Practice quiz
10. Box and Whisker Plot – Use your TI-83+ graphing calculator with box and whisker plots
11. Box and Whisker Plots – This explanation includes a remark about outliers – from the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.
12. Box Plot – Explanation from the Engineering Statistics Handbook
13. Box Plot – Interactive, tips for the instructor available
14. 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]
15. Classroom Activities Using Number Patterns: Pascal’s Triangle – Lesson plan designed for grades 4 and up, include a follow up lesson
16. Collecting and Analyzing Data – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
17. 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.
18. Data Interpretation Games – Numerous activities on using and interpreting data – Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
19. Data Picking – Students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate
20. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car – Students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem
21. Graphing Skills – What’s the point? find the point on the grid
22. Grouping by Fives – An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
23. Interpreting Data – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
24. Interpreting Line Graphs – Explore line graphs.
25. 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.
26. Landmark Chart Numbers – Range, mean, median, and mode game
27. Let the Games Begin – Olympic Trials in Data Analysis from by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.
28. Line Graph Review – Explains the advantages and disadvantages of line graphs
29. Lions and Tigers – Predict the likelihood of a simple event (rolling a die) as a fraction
30. Long Distance Airplanes – A stem-and-leaf plot lesson from Illuminations
31. Making a Stem and Leaf Plot – An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
32. Mean and Range – Worksheet to print for students
33. Mean Green Machine – Use a calculator to find and use the average, or mean, of a set of data
34. Mean, Median, and Mode Calculator – Enter numbers separated by comma and then calculate
35. Mean, Median, Mode, and Range – Worksheet to print for students
36. Mean, Median, Mode, and Range – PowerPoint show to introduce the topic
37. Measures of Central Tendency – Four-page worksheet for a quiz, no answers given
38. Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode – Examples, student worksheet, and checklist [13 page document]
39. 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
40. Medians – Understand and apply the concepts of median and mean.
41. Minimum, Maximum, Mode, and Range – Worksheet to print for students
42. Mode and Range – Worksheet to print for students
43. Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot – An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
44. Organizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot – A lesson plan from Annenberg CPB
45. Overview of a Bar Graph – Lesson by Nicole Carroll
46. Overview of a Line Graph – Lesson by Nicole Carroll
47. Overview of a Stem-and-leaf plot – Lesson by Nicole Carroll
48. Party Comedian – Find and use the median of a set of data.
49. Party Mode – Find and use the mode of a set of data.
50. Plop It – This activity allows the user to experiment with mean, median, and mode by using a bar graph
51. Probability – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 19
52. Push Ups – Collect data to put on a line graph
53. 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
54. Rugby Math – Mean, mode and median
55. Send in the Trolls – The trolls need your help finding the troll with the middle height (to send to a beauty contest).
56. Stem and Leaf Plot – Practice area
57. Stem and Leaf Plotter – An interactive applet that allow students to input data
58. Stem-and-Leaf plots – Explanation from Purple Math
59. Stem-and-Leaf Plots – Their Construction and Use – An overview followed by several suggested assignments
60. Tallying, collecting and grouping data – Find out how to tally, collect and group data in this activity.
61. 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.
62. The Beatles Averages – Worksheet to print for students
63. The Hot Tub – This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
64. The Random Ball-Picking Machine – Experiment with a random generator at a BBC site to collect data to make decisions about probability.
65. The Random Ball-Picking Machine – Quiz based on the random generator lesson
66. Traveling Through Line Plots – Lesson plan for students to explore and extend their understanding of line plots, range, median, mode, and mean
67. Understanding and Interpreting Graphs – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 10
68. Understanding Probability – Lesson plan from Discovery Education
69. Using Graphs to Understand Data – Multiple-choice quiz [5 problems]
70. What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? – A data collection and analysis class experiment
71. Working with Measures of Central Tendency – Students use given data to complete an online worksheet