Show and Describe Variability

Slide presentation about language for describing variability.

Grades: 

  • 6, 7, 8, 9+

Topics: 

  • Asking questions

Statistical Concepts: 

  • Variability

Skills: 

  • Describing variability, graphing data

Graph Types: 

  • Box plot, Dot plot, Frequency plot, Histogram

Standards: 

Asking questions and defining problems
Analyzing and interpreting data
Patterns
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.
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.
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information