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# Display numerical data by organzing numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots and histograms

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/SP/B/4
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

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Big Ideas: Large amounts of data can be organized into intervals. Histograms are used to represent data that is continuous and so there are no spaces between the bars of a histogram. Dot plots and histograms that display the same data will have data shapes which are similar. The shape of a set of data can give us information. The type of data determines how it is organized, represented and displayed. This lesson focuses on representing a large quantity of continuous data using equal-sized intervals on a dot plot and a histogram. Students are asked to look at the shapes of the data produced by the plot and the graph. Conclusions can be drawn from the shapes of the data. Vocabulary: data, frequency table, interval, dot plot, histogram, shape of data Special Materials: None