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Identifying and Writing Statistical Questions for 6th Grade Math

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This activity is designed to target Common Core State Standards 6th Grade Math Statistics 6.SP.A.1

It is a great opener for a unit on statistics and probability as it gets your students thinking about what statistics really are!

  • Students are taught what a statistical question is: a question that has numerical answers that vary.

  • They are shown ways to collect data for statistical questions: survey, using previously collected data such as a census, observations, or measuring.

  • Next, 8 questions are included. Students need to identify if they are statistical questions or not. If they are, students think of how the data might be collected. If they are not, students explain what aspects of a statistical question are missing.

  • Finally, students write 4 questions of their own (one should not be a statistical question) and they trade with a friend to see if they can identify the odd one out.

This product would be a great warm-up before my Create Dot Plots and Histograms assignment, as students will need to generate a statistical question for that project.

Grades to Use With:

This product is designed to target 6th Grade Math Common Core State Standards for Statistics and Probability. However, it can also be used for enrichment in grade 5 classes, or for review in grades 7 and 8.

What's Included:

4 Page PDF:

Title Page

2 Page Student Activity

1 Page Answer Key

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