Standard 1: Collect, represent and interpret data and find the mean, mode, median or range of a data set.

General Information
Number: MA.5.DP.1
Title: Collect, represent and interpret data and find the mean, mode, median or range of a data set.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 5
Strand: Data Analysis and Probability

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Access Points

MA.5.DP.1.AP.1
Sort and represent numerical data, including fractional values using tables or line plots (when given a scaled number line). Data set to include only whole numbers, halves and quarters.
MA.5.DP.1.AP.2
Interpret numerical data, with whole-number values, represented with tables or line plots by determining the mean, mode or range. Line plot scales to include only whole numbers, halves and quarters.

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Formative Assessment

Chores Data:

Students are asked to display numerical data on a dot plot.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Heatin' It Up or Coolin' It Down:

Many chemical reactions are accompanied by a change in temperature. Whether it is extreme or barely noticeable, the temperature may go up or it may go down. Investigate these two chemical reactions described in this lesson to experience two different kinds of temperature change.

 

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How Does Force Affect Motion?:

Students will explore how force affects an object's motion. Students will discuss how the greater the mass of an object, the greater the force required to move an object.  Students will use data gathered through experimentation to justify their reasoning and understanding of forces and motion.

Type: Lesson Plan

Marbelous Pool Noodle Ramps:

In this lesson, students will build a ramp out of a pool noodle and use it to launch a marble across the room. Students will investigate by adjusting the height and slope of the ramp and record their findings on a data sheet. Students will practice collecting and analyzing data and will investigate the importance of performing repeated experimental trials. Students will practice converting metric units of distance as well as the addition and division of decimals to find the mean of a small data set.

Type: Lesson Plan

Line Plotting with Fractions Chicago Pizza Style:

In this lesson, students will be making a line plot and recording fractional data (1/4, 1/2, and 3/4) on their line plot. Students will then use fraction operations to solve problems involving data presented in their line plots.

Type: Lesson Plan

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Line Plots:

In this lesson, students will create a line plot that displays rainfall data.  They will use the data from the line plot to answer questions using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions. Please note that the denominators for the line plot go to eighths.  

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Paper Airplanes Away!:

In this lesson, students will design and fly their own paper airplane and analyze their flight data to determine the best designs for getting planes to travel the farthest distance. Students will organize class flight data into a line plot and calculate the mean, median, mode, and range for the data set.

Type: Lesson Plan

What is in the PLOT?:

In this lesson students will use Florida's wonderful seashells to collect data sets of measurement in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). They will plot the data on a line plot, then use operations with fractions to solve problems involving information presented in the line plot.

Type: Lesson Plan

Practicing With Mean:

In this lesson plan, students will practice finding the mean of a set of data and be able to connect that to how mean is used in real-life. Students will be able to collect data, create line plots, interpret the data, and find the mean.

Type: Lesson Plan

Voter Turnout and the 15th Amendment:

In this lesson plan, students will graph and analyze voting data to explain how the 15th Amendment expanded civic participation.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Grasshopper Hut for Gus: Line Plots:

Help build a Grasshopper Hut for Gus by creating line plots and answering questions about the line plots in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Samantha’s Shell-Collecting Adventure:

Learn to interpret data presented on a line plot and use operations on fractions to solve problems involving information presented in line plots as you complete this beach-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Ideas

Ball Bounce Experiment:

Students investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they collect graphically.

Type: Teaching Idea

Jump or Be Lunch! SeaWorld Classroom Activity:

Students will predict how high they can jump and then compare the height of their jumps to how high a rockhopper penguin can jump out of the water. They will practice mathematical skills for determining averages.

Type: Teaching Idea

Tutorials

Redistributing Trail Mix:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents a strategy for solving the following problem: given a dot plot with different measurements of trail mix in bags, find the amount of trail mix each bag would contain, if the total amount in all the bags was equally redistributed.

Type: Tutorial

Frequency tables and Dot Plots:

In this video, we organize data into frequency tables and dot plots (sometimes called line plots).

Type: Tutorial

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

Grasshopper Hut for Gus: Line Plots:

Help build a Grasshopper Hut for Gus by creating line plots and answering questions about the line plots in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Samantha’s Shell-Collecting Adventure:

Learn to interpret data presented on a line plot and use operations on fractions to solve problems involving information presented in line plots as you complete this beach-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Redistributing Trail Mix:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents a strategy for solving the following problem: given a dot plot with different measurements of trail mix in bags, find the amount of trail mix each bag would contain, if the total amount in all the bags was equally redistributed.

Type: Tutorial

Frequency tables and Dot Plots:

In this video, we organize data into frequency tables and dot plots (sometimes called line plots).

Type: Tutorial

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