**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**6

**Domain-Subdomain:**Statistics & Probability

**Cluster:**Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

**Cluster:**Develop understanding of statistical variability. (Additional Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**02/14

**Date of Last Rating:**02/14

**Status:**State Board Approved

**Assessed:**Yes

**Assessment Limits :**

Circle graphs and line graphs may not be used. Items should include a distribution.**Calculator :**No

**Context :**Allowable

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**A dot plot is shown.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MC: Multiple Choice

## Related Courses

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## Assessments

## Formative Assessments

## Lesson Plans

## Original Student Tutorials

## Problem-Solving Tasks

## Teaching Ideas

## Tutorials

## Virtual Manipulatives

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to describe and compare the centers of two data sets given their dot plots.

Students are asked to describe the shapes of three distributions given their dot plots and to explain the shapes in terms of the context.

Students are asked to describe and compare the spread of the distribution of two data sets given their dot plots.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Learn how to interpret histograms to analyze data, and help an inventor predict the range of a catapult in part 2 of this interactive tutorial series. More specifically, you'll learn to describe the shape and spread of data distributions.

Click **HERE** to open part 1.

Learn how math models can show why social distancing during a epidemic or pandemic is important in this interactive tutorial.

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorials

Learn how math models can show why social distancing during a epidemic or pandemic is important in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Learn how to interpret histograms to analyze data, and help an inventor predict the range of a catapult in part 2 of this interactive tutorial series. More specifically, you'll learn to describe the shape and spread of data distributions.

Click **HERE** to open part 1.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Tasks

Students are given a context and a dotplot and are asked a number of questions regarding shape, center, and spread of the data.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Using the information provided, create an appropriate graphical display and answer the questions regarding shape, center and variability.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorial

In this video, you will practice describing the shape of distributions as skewed left, skewed right, or symmetrical.

Type: Tutorial

## Virtual Manipulatives

This virtual manipulative histogram tool can aid in analyzing the distribution of a dataset. It has 6 preset datasets and a function to add your own data for analysis.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Using an interactive applet, students can compare and contrast properties of measures of central tendency, specifically the influence of changes in data values on the mean and median. As students change the data values by dragging the red points to the left or right, the interactive figure dynamically adjusts the mean and median of the new data set.

(NCTM's Illuminations)

Type: Virtual Manipulative

## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Tasks

Students are given a context and a dotplot and are asked a number of questions regarding shape, center, and spread of the data.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Using the information provided, create an appropriate graphical display and answer the questions regarding shape, center and variability.

Type: Problem-Solving Task