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Summarize numerical sets of data in relation to their context by giving quantitative measures of center as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern

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.5c http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/SP/B/5/c
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: The shape of a visual representation of a group of data provides information about outliers, patterns and trends. The measures of center can summarize a set of data and help you to understand the data set. Using a visual display of data to extract information such as mean, median and mode is an important skill and one that will provide a foundation for upcoming statistical concepts. Students should recognize that the very shape of the distribution in a box plot, histogram or a dot plot can also show patterns and trends as well as any outliers. Vocabulary: measures of center, mean, median, mode, range, histogram, vertical axis (frequency), horizontal axis (intervals), unit measurement, outliers Special Materials: None