Statistical Variability

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Once your students have a handle on statistics, it is time for them to learn more specific methods of interpreting statistical data. The lesson goes over vocabulary and concepts such as variability, range, interquartile range, and outliers. It also spends time going over how to interpret this data from various types of graphs. Practice sheets, suggested homework, and a quiz for assessment are included with the lesson.

Statistical Variability Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Statistical Variability
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on comparing and contrasting Statistical Variability
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grade 6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The informative lesson introduces your students to specific methods of interpreting statistical data.  The lesson goes over vocabulary and concepts such as variability, range, interquartile range, and outliers along with processes for working with these concepts. It also spends time going over how to interpret this data from various types of graphs.

Classroom Instruction:

  1. Begin by explaining to students that the word variability in statistics discusses how spread out the data is from the mean.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of statistical variability problems and graphs in order to help them practice.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on statistical variability. Have students practice problems with and without graphs.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems calculating outliers.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually. Have clay located at a central location in the room.  Set up a scale for them to measure their pieces.  Have an area where they can record their data next to their name.  Have students work in groups if needed.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students check their work at the beginning of the next class.
  8. In closing, ask students what it means for a set of data to have high variation.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

6th Grade

Subject

Math