This unit was created to cover the data displays portion of statistics and measurement standards. Students will create data displays correctly, and use their knowledge to decide which data displays works best for their data and why.
The students will focus to understand that
- Not every data display is appropriate for data given.
- Each data display has its own purpose.
- The way information is displayed can skew a person’s perception of it.
They will do this through representing numeric data graphically including dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots, and using the graphical representation of numeric data to describe the center, spread, and shape of the data distribution. The will also analyze the shape and what that tells us about the data.
Webb, Melanie R., "Data Displays [6th grade]" (2015). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 324.
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