Organizing Topic: Data Analysis

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Learners engage in six activities to lead them through the process of conducting a thorough analysis of data. Pupils work with calculating standard deviations and z-scores, finding the area under a normal curve, and sampling techniques. The activities use sports and politics as a background for the data — sure to be intriguing!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide instruction on how to calculate standard deviations and z-scores
  • Update the data to be more timely
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the class to gather data using various procedures
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Comes with answer keys
  • Provides a brief description and the concepts covered for each activity
Cons

  • The links to the data sources are no longer active