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Summarize numerical sets of data in relation to their context by describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/SP/B/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/SP/B/5/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Big Ideas: Graphs should have a title and labels which help explain the context, how the data was measured, and what units of measurement were used. The importance of creating a context, labels, and identifying the unit of measurement for the set of data and graph are emphasized in this lesson. Students use previous skills to come up with a set of data from a given situation and measures of center. They will create a graph (dot plot, histogram or box plot) which represents their data set and then label that set appropriately. Students can compare labels (including title and units of measurement used). Vocabulary: Measures of Center, mean, median, mode, range, histogram, dot plot, box plot, vertical axis (frequency), horizontal axis (intervals), upper quartile, lower quartile Special Materials: None