Lesson Plan : Collecting and Analyzing Data

Teacher Name:
 C. Williams
Grade:
 Grade 6
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 TEXT-DATA ABOUT US COLLECTING AND ANALYING DATA PROJECT - "Is Anyone Typical"
Content:
 This project requires students to conduct a statistical investigation to determine some typical characteristics of students in their class. VOCABULARY: bar graph, categorical data, data, line plot, mean, median, mode, numerical data, outlier, range, stem and leaf plot, table, x-axis, y-axis
Goals:
 Students should be able to provide clear, coherent explanations of the data they collected; have a clear understanding of the mathematical concepts of the vocabulary associated with the vocabulary and be able to design appropriate representations of their data and find measures of center.
Objectives:
 Once students have collected their data, they will need to organize, tally, and display the data. They use at least 4 forms of representation in their final project. They will also write a summary of the data and create a poster to display their findings.
Materials:
 Construction paper, scissors, glue. Student may also use the online graph generator for their project as well.
Introduction:
 Completed previously: Have students discuss as a class what is "typical" about middle school students. Students were asked to discuss what the word "typical" means
Development:
 Through the process students have been introduced the the concept of mean, median, mode,range, categorical and numerical data. Teacher used various online sites to display and discuss the various methods of data representation, such as tables, charts, line graphs, bar graphs, stem and leaf plots, and circle graphs
Practice:
 Students will use the data they have collected to display their data.
Accommodations:
 Although the use of the circle graph was discussed, many students struggled with utilizing the circle graph to represent their data. This will be an optional choice for their final project.
Checking For Understanding:
 Throughout the process, the teacher had discuss and reviewed with the class the various components and vocabulary associated with the project.
Closure:
 Teacher will have one or two garoups share their summary to determine if students have a clear understanding of the expectation for the summary portion of their project.
Evaluation:
 Evaluation will be based on a rubric designed for the project. Students who are successful will earn a score of satisfactory to excellent on the final product.

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