Data About Us: Investigation 2: Using Graphs to Explore Data |
MMS Math
Essentials &
Vocabulary Vocabulary on this page Parents Help Links on this page |
Statistics & Mean, Median, Mode
Box Model – Randomly selects and displays draws from a box. | |
Box Plot – Use this tool to summarize data using a box plot graph. | |
Coin Tossing – Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses. | |
Hamlet Happens – Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box. |
Graphing
Bar Chart – Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values. | |
Histogram – Use this tool to summarize data using a histogram graph. | |
Scatterplot – Plot multiple data points in two dimensions and determine correlation. | |
Spinners – Work with spinners to learn about numbers and probabilities. |
Measurement
Converting Units – Use a simple system for converting units. | |
Fill and Pour – Solve puzzles requiring you to fill and pour containers. |
Concept
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Homework from ACE
The unit Data About Us was created to help students:
Understand and use the process of data investigation by posing questions, collecting and analyzing data distributions, and making interpretations to answer questions;
Represent data distributions using line plots, bar graphs, stem-and-leaf plots, and coordinate graphs;
Compute the mean, median, or mode and the range of the data;
Distinguish between categorical data and numerical data and identify which graphs and statistics may be used to represent each kind of data;
Make informed decisions about which graph or graphs and which of the measures of center (mean, median, or mode) and range may be used to describe a data distribution; and
Develop strategies for comparing data distributions.
Vocabulary |
Picture | Vocabuary |
coordinate graph | |
x-axis, y-axis | |
origin | |
x-coordinate, y-coordinate | |
median | |
mean | |
mode | |
range | |
numerical data | |
distribution | |
compare | |
measures of center | |
stem-and-leaf plot | |
line plot | |
bar graph | |
numerical data | |
categorical data | |
distribution | |
scale | |
outlier | |
range |