Lesson plan

Lesson 15: Comparing Data Sets

teaches Alabama State Standards Geo-10.
teaches Alabama State Standards Geo-7.
teaches Arizona State Standards A1.S-ID.A.2
teaches Arizona State Standards A1.S-ID.A.1
teaches Common Core State Standards MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards HSS-ID.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSS/ID/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards HSS-ID.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSS/ID/A/2
teaches Colorado State Standards HS.S-ID.A.2.
teaches Colorado State Standards HS.S-ID.A.1.
teaches Georgia State Standards MGSE9-12.S.ID.2.
teaches Kansas State Standards S.ID.1.
teaches Minnesota State Standards 9.4.1.1.
teaches Pennsylvania State Standards CC.2.4.HS.B.1.

Lesson 15: Comparing Data Sets

The mathematical purpose of this lesson is for students to compare measures of center and the standard deviation and the IQR for different data sets. This lesson provides opportunities for students to collaborate, share mathematical ideas and reflect on their mathematical thinking about measures of center and measures of variability. This lesson also gives students another opportunity to compare measures of center and variability, but now using standard deviation and outliers too in the comparisons. The work of this lesson connects to upcoming work because students will collect and analyze data to answer a statistical question using measures of center and measures of variability. When students are describing measures of center and measures of variability in the context of marathon time they are reasoning abstractly and quantitatively (MP2) because they are interpreting the meaning of their answer in context.

Lesson overview

  • 15.1 Warm-up: Bowling Partners (5 minutes)
  • 15.2 Activity: Comparing Marathon Times (10 minutes)
    • Includes "Are you Ready for More?" extension problem
  • 15.3 Activity: Comparing Measures (15 minutes)
  • Lesson Synthesis
  • 15.4 Cool-down: Reflecting on Comparisons (5 minutes) 

Learning goals:

  • Compare and contrast (orally and in writing) situations using measures of center and measures of variability.

Learning goals (student facing):

  • Let’s compare statistics for data sets.

Learning targets (student facing):

  • I can compare and contrast situations using measures of center and measures of variability.

Standards:

  • This lesson builds on the standard: CCSS.HSS-ID.A.1MS.S-ID.1MO.A1.DS.A.1
  • This lesson builds towards the standard: CCSS.HSS-ID.A.2MS.S-ID.2MO.A1.DS.A.2

 

 

 

 

 

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