Grade Level(s): 6
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A statistical question is a question that can be answered by collecting data where there will be variability in the data. This is different from a question that anticipates a deterministic answer. Statistics is the study of variability. Students who understand statistics need to be able to identify and pose questions that can be answered by data that vary. The purpose of this task is to provide questions related to a particular context (a jar of buttons) so that students can identify which are statistical questions.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
District/Organization of Contributor(s): FSU Lab School
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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