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#### Misleading Statistics

In this misleading statistics worksheet, students identify misleading graphs. They determine the mean, median and mode of given data. Students determine the measure of central tendency which accurately describes the data. This one-page...

CK-12 Foundation

#### Misleading Graphs (Identify Misleading Statistics): Are Virgos Cursed?

Is it safe to take data at its face value? Pupils use the interactive to evaluate a claim that Virgos are more likely to get into a car crash than others. Individuals determine whether another variable may be at play.

Virginia Department of Education

#### Exploring Statistics

Collect and analyze data to find out something interesting about classmates. Groups devise a statistical question and collect data from their group members. Individuals then create a display of their data and calculate descriptive...

Curated OER

#### Statistics: Misleading or Accurate?

Students explore the concept of misleading statistics. In this misleading statistics lesson, students play a game of tag and graph the number of times each student gets tagged. Students use the graph to determine the fastest runner in...

Balanced Assessment

#### Presidential Popularity

Media often misrepresent data and statistics to their advantage. This lesson asks scholars to analyze an article with misleading statistics. They use margin of error and mean data in their studies. Once they complete their analysis,...

Curated OER

#### Misleading Graphs

Students explore number relationships by participating in a data collection activity. In this statistics lesson, students participate in a role-play activitiy in which they own a scrap material storefront that must replenish its stock....

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#### Misleading Statistics

In this statistics learning exercise, 6th graders solve and complete 2 different problems. First, they use the graphs shown to determine the number of hours. Then, students use the graphs at the bottom to determine the profits gained...

EngageNY

#### Evaluating Reports Based on Data from a Sample

Statistics can be manipulated to say what you want them to say. Teach your classes to be wise consumers and sort through the bias in those reports. Young statisticians study different statistical reports and analyze them for misleading...

American Statistical Association

#### Chocolicious

To understand how biased data is misleading, learners analyze survey data and graphical representations. They use that information to design their own plans to collect information on consumer thoughts about Chocolicious cereal.

Curated OER

#### The Power of Graphical Display: How to Use Graphs to Justify a Position, Prove a Point, or Mislead the Viewer

Analyze different types of graphs with learners. They conduct a survey and determine the mean, median and mode. They then identify different techniques for collecting data.

Curated OER

#### Analyzing Graphs and Data

Students collect and analyze data. In this statistics instructional activity, students graph their data and make inferences from the collected data. They display their data using graphs, bar graphs, circles graphs and Venn diagrams.

Curated OER

#### Pickles: Death in a Jar!

Pupils consider the concept of lurking variables and how statistical interpretations can be skewed. They evaluate data and participate in discussion groups on the limitations in using statistical techniques.

Bowland

#### Public Transport

"Statistics is the grammar of science" -Karl Pearson. In the assessment task, learners read a claim made by a newspaper and analyze its conclusions. They need to think about the sample and the wording of the given statistics.

Curated OER

#### Research Methods in Psychology

This 5-question psychology review provided by Sparknotes addresses sampling bias, correlative data, statistical significance, and more.

Los Angeles County Office of Education

#### Assessment For The California Mathematics Standards Grade 6

Test your scholars' knowledge of a multitude of concepts with an assessment aligned to the California math standards. Using the exam, class members show what they know about the four operations, positive and negative numbers, statistics...

Curated OER

#### Death and Taxes

Students explore the "death tax" and analyze statistical information about how the government taxes dead people. They research sources to determine the validity of a anti-tax group campaign and John McCain's claims about taxes. ...

Curated OER

#### Data collection and analysis

In this probability and statistics worksheet, students determine when a survey or collected data could be biased. The one page worksheet contains a combination of three multiple choice and free response questions. Answers are included.

Curated OER

#### Dubious Adoption Data

Students analyze a graph from the New York City Administration for Children's Services that shows a significant increase in New York City adoptions after ACS was founded. They determine whether the graph supports ACS' claims and whether...

Curated OER

#### John McCain's Tax Stand Misrepresented

Learners examine how political advertisements can be misleading. Using a political ad against tax reform, students generate questions based on the claims in the ads. They research information to support or refute the claims in the ad and...

Curated OER

#### China's Population Growth

Learners collect data from China's population growth and determine the mean, median, and mode from the data. For this data lesson plan, pupils determine probabilities and use them to make predictions.

Curated OER

#### Survey Says...

High schoolers examine Iraqi polls concerning the quality of life in their country. After exploring methodologies of taking polls and surveys, the compare and contrast the findings of two surveys. Students develop research questions,...

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#### Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs---Smoking Health Risks

Third graders examine the negatives effects smoking can have on health. They look at advertisement to determine the effects of smoking on one's images. Working with a partner they make a paper bag puppet to use in role play. Finally,...