Access Point #: MAFS.912.S-ID.1.AP.3a

Use statistical vocabulary to describe the difference in shape, spread, outliers and the center (mean).
Clarifications:

Essential Understandings

Concrete:

  • Given a data set, identify outliers.
  • Identify the highest and lowest value in a data set given a number line and matching symbols (concept of range).
  • Find the mean (average) using concrete materials.
  • Using concrete materials to create the shape that the data set represents.
  • Match up pictures of data distribution (e.g., normal curve, skewed left or right) to its statistical vocabulary.

    Pictures of data distribution labeled with skewed right, symmetric, and skewed left.
Representation:
  • Order numbers in a data set from least to greatest.
  • Understand the following concepts and vocabulary: median, mode, mean, outliers, normal, skewed, symmetric shaped curve and range.
  • Use pictures of data distributions (e.g., normal curve, skewed left or right) to describe the difference in shape, spread, outliers, and center using statistical vocabulary.
  • Calculate the mean using a template of data points.
  • State/show the highest and lowest value in a data set (concept of range – e.g., template of data points).

    Image of a scatter plot graph.
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.S-ID.1.AP.3a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 07/14
Cluster: Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. (Algebra 1 - Additional Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Additional Cluster)

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