## Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 6 resources related to the following standard:
Statistics and Probability
Develop understanding of statistical variability.
3. Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.

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In this lesson, students learn some of the pitfalls of doing surveys. They also learn to examine the distribution of data, including data clusters, the range and mode(s). The lesson plan is supported with curriculum and standards alignments, a handout, assessment materials (rtf format), and a video segment.
Lesson Plans, Video
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
In this 4 minute Cyberchase video students learn to recognize the characteristics of good data collection and the implications of data clusters. The accompanying lesson plan includes data displays through which students must analyze the data collection techniques and predict the meaning of the data distributions. The lesson plan includes two assessment options (one with a table and one with a scatterplot) and a student worksheet.
Assessment, Lesson Plans, Video
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
In this lesson students see how data collection and analysis can aid in decision making. Learners are introduced to the concepts of range, mean, median, and mode. The lesson is supported with curriculum and standards alignments, a 3.5 minute video, a handout, and assessment materials (rtf format), accessible prior to viewing the video.
Activity, Lesson Plans, Video
This lesson plan combines physical activity (jumping jacks) with data collection. The purpose of this activity is to compare and contrast the use of mean, median, and mode as the best measure of central tendency. The lesson plan includes three worksheets, extension questions, and assessment options.
Lesson Plans