Lesson Plan

Displaying a Data Distribution

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Pupils analyze a display of data and review dot plots to make general observations about the highest, lowest, common, and the center of the data. To finish, learners match dot plots to scenarios. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide two different dot plots to compare
  • Focus more on looking at the shape, center, and spread of the data rather than the construction
Classroom Considerations
  • It is not important to know the names of the measures of center at this point
  • The lesson is the second in a 22-part unit
  • Provides a general description on how to create a dot plot
  • The answer key includes acceptable answers to questions that may have variability
  • None
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