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Summarize numerical sets of data by considering measures of center and variability, the shape of the data distribution, and the context in which the data were gathered

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.5d http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/SP/B/5/d
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.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Big Ideas: Data sets need to be organized in displays which visually show trends or patterns within the set. Measures of center and measures of variability help us understand and make sense of a set of data. Students will use many of the skills from the Statistics and Probability standards 1 to 5. Summarizing data within a context and using that data distribution to make and defend a decision is key. Relating this lesson to the corporate world allows students to view a real world context where data and statistics are valued and even depended upon as a basis for decision making. Vocabulary: Measures of Center, Measures of Variability, context, mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, deviation from the mean, Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD), outliers Special Materials: None