Matching Stats With Line Plots

Matching Stats With Line Plots

Math Mission

Opening

Use your statistical knowledge and skills to match line plots with measures of data.

Match Line Plots to Measures of Data

Work Time

Match Line Plots to Measures of Data

You will see 12 statistics cards (mode, median, mean, and range) and 12 line plot cards.

  1. Match a card from one set with the correct card from the other set. Some of the statistics cards have missing data that you will have to calculate.
  2. After you have paired all the cards, make sure you have filled in all of the missing data for each stats card.

HANDOUT: Match Line Plots to Measures of Data

Hint:

  • Which measures on the stats card are easy to see on a line plot just by looking?
  • Use those measures to narrow down your choices of line plot cards.

Prepare a Presentation

Work Time

Prepare a Presentation

Prepare a presentation that explains the strategies you used to match the line plots with the statistics cards.

 

Challenge Problem

Choose one of the statistics cards.

  • Create a data set with 11 or 12 values that has the statistics listed on the card but is different from the matching line plot card.

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes as your classmates share their strategies for matching the cards.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • What strategies did you use to find matching cards?
  • Which pairs were easy to match? Why?
  • Which pairs were difficult to match? Why?
  • How did you figure out the correct values for the statistics cards with missing information?

What I Learned About Data

Formative Assessment

Summary of the Math: What I Learned About Data

Write a summary of the strategies you used to complete the card sort.

Hint:

Check your summary.

  • Did you discuss which of mean, median, mode, and range, you can identify on the line plot without doing any calculations?

Reflect on Your Work

Work Time

Reflection

Write a reflection about the ideas discussed in class today. Use this sentence starter below if you find it to be helpful.

A strategy I found useful in working on the card sort is …