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Candy Judging

This lesson plan was created using the four components of statistical problem solving as outlined in the "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report". Throughout this lesson plan students explore how to conduct a study of students' favorite chocolate in order to determine the class favorite and/or least favorite from among four choices. Students must determine how to collect the data, display the data, and the best method to interpret the data. Pictographs, sums of rankings, median scores, and bar graphs are the four methods outlined in this lesson plan for interpreting the data. The lesson plan includes an assessment and data collection sheet in pdf format.
Contributed by: Susan Haller - Author, American Statistical Association (ASA) - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeAssessment, Activity, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorSusan Haller - Author, American Statistical Association (ASA) - Publisher
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 American Statistical Association
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Students design the experiment
      By bethb on 09/27/2012 - 11:30
    • I like that students design this experiment, it really gets them involved in the process of collecting data.