Summarizing Bivariate Categorical Data

How do you summarize data that cannot be averaged? Using an exploratory method, learners complete a two-way frequency table on super powers. The subject matter builds upon 8th grade knowledge of two-way tables. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a list of statistical questions that are either categorical or numerical in nature to be sorted by the class
  • Have pairs use the Census at School project to find data and create a two-way frequency table from the data selected
Classroom Considerations

  • Ninth lesson of a 20-lesson module
Pros

  • Utilizes the Census at School project and gives a link to be able to find more data useful in the classroom
  • Provides a variety of question types to help understand two-way tables
Cons

  • None
Common Core