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6 - 8 Math - Statistics and Probability 1

6 - 8 Math - Statistics and Probability 1

  • World Travel
    • You are a travel agent promoting a trip to the Seven Wonders of the World. Students will explore concepts related to statistical variability and distributions based on data plots of positive and negative numbers on the number line. Students will demonstrate their understanding by visually representing average and extreme temperatures so that clients can decide when to travel.
  • Vegetable Garden
    • You are a member of the Homeowner’s Association in your neighborhood. The neighborhood is planting a vegetable garden and you have been asked to choose the best time for planting. Students will explore concepts related to statistical variability and distributions based on data plots of positive and negative numbers on the number line. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by evaluating annual rainfall over the past two years and creating a visual display to show statistical prediction.

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