Statistics Track

Grade 6 Lessons:

In this lesson, students will explore how scientists and mathematicians develop and plan investigations with statistical questions, taking into account a variety of attributes as part of the inquiry.

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.A
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.B
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • NGSS.MS-ETS1-1
  • NGSS.MS-ETS1-4
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MYSTEMKITS 3D KITS USED

In this lesson, students will explore how mathematicians develop and plan investigations with statistical surveys while taking into account a variety of attributes, including wording bias.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.A
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.B
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices:
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

No 3D Kit Used

In this lesson, students will discover the usefulness of the histogram when trying to represent heights of students in their class. The lesson will start with gathering data and then progresses through the steps needed to create histograms. Further investigation will show how the distribution of data may or may not change based on the chosen intervals. There is also an opportunity to use stacked histograms to identify any relationships between male and female student height.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP8
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this lesson, students will explore longitudinal data on a population of invasive lionfish and the usefulness of histograms to help visualize the changes in lionfish age groups over time. Students will base their information from random samples conducted each year for 5 years.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • NGSS.MS-LS2-1
  • NGSS.MS-LS2-2
  • NGSS.MS-LS2-4
  • NGSS.MS-LS2-5
  • NGSS.MS-ESS3-3
  • NGSS.HS-LS2-1
  • NGSS.HS-LS2-2
  • NGSS.HS-LS2-6
  • NGSS.HS-LS2-7
  • NGSS.HS-ESS3-3
  • NGSS.HS-ESS3-4
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this lesson, students will explore how the mean and median are affected by different data distributions. Students will enhance their knowledge of mean and median as they are challenged to create a variety of distributions with specific criteria. They will also begin to develop an understanding of how these measures can be affected and therefore which measure may be a better statistic to describe the data.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

No 3D Kit Used

In this lesson, students will explore how the mean and median are affected by different data distributions. Students will enhance their knowledge of mean and median as they are challenged to create a variety of distributions with specific criteria. They will also begin to develop an understanding of how these measures can be affected and therefore which measure may be a better statistic to describe the data.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this lesson, students will:

  • Explore the effect of a greenhouse atmosphere on a planet’s temperature.
  • Use dot plots to help determine which measures of center may be appropriate to describe the data.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • NGSS.MS-ESS1-3
  • NGSS.MS-ESS2-4
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this lesson, students will be presented with situations that require them to synthesize the knowledge they have gained over the entire statistics unit. Students will calculate the mean, median, mode, range, mean absolute deviation (MAD), and inter quartile range (IQR) for the data sets with and without outliers and represent the data in graphical displays. Students will determine the best statistical measure and graph to use for the data based on the distributions and situations they have been given.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this lesson, students will discover how to create and interpret box plots. Students will also be introduced to the interquartile range as a measure of variability.
This lesson uses an original student tutorial found at FloridaStudents.org. Content is delivered through text and narration, and students are presented with practice questions. Feedback will be provided to the students as they progress through the tutorial and answer the questions

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

  • No 3D Kit Used

In this lesson, students will create and interpret box plots based on their own birthdates. Students will experience the cluster or spread of data firsthand by creating a “human box plot” based on their birthdates. This activity is meant to allow students to explore data both visually and kinesthetically, since they will form the box plot and experience the clustering and spread of the data. They will see how some people are more squished together or spread apart, but every quartile has the same number of people in it.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will practice the skill of data collection with a variety of tools. They will then statistically analyze the class data sets and begin to understand that error is inherent in all data.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.A
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.B
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

  • Sensor Wand
  • Temperature Probe (No 3D Kit Used)

In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will explore data collection using a catapult and perform statistical analysis of the data. Students will create boxplots for analysis that will help demonstrate the scientific concepts of forces and motion.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • NGSS.MS-PS3-1
  • NGSS.MS-PS2-2
  • NGSS.MS-PS3-5
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

In this lesson, students will explore the various statistical measures that can describe a data set and discover the usefulness of the mean absolute deviation (MAD) as a measure of variation.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP8
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

No 3D Kit Used

In this lesson, students will explore data on the invasive lionfish and the usefulness of dot plots to help visualize the frequency of lionfish age groups at five different locations. Students will base their information on random samples conducted at five different reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. For each location, students will also calculate the Mean Absolute Deviation value and then compare it to the locations’ dot plots. This comparison will help further the conceptual understanding by analyzing the relationship between quantitative measures of dispersion and graphical distributions.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.D
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

The changing climate is an important topic for both scientific analysis and worldly knowledge. This lesson uses data collected by the National Snow and Ice Data Center to create and use statistical analysis as a tool to evaluate the mean and variation from the mean of sea ice loss.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5
  • NGSS.MS-ESS2-2
  • NGSS.MS-ESS3-1
  • NGSS.MS-ESS3-2
  • NGSS.MS-ESS3-3
  • NGSS.MS-ESS3-4
  • NGSS.MS-ESS3-5
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

No 3D Kit Used

In this lesson, students will be presented with situations that require them to synthesize the knowledge they have gained over the entire statistics unit. Students will calculate the mean, median, mode, range, MAD, and IQR for the data sets with and without outliers and represent the data in graphical displays. Students will determine the best statistical measure and graph to use for the data based on the distributions and situations they have been given.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

No 3D Kit Used

In this lesson, students will explore data collection using the Climate Sensor and perform statistical analysis of the data. Students will use a scientific method of inquiry to plan an investigation of their own. This activity is meant to allow students to use a variety of skills they have acquired throughout a statistics unit in a personally meaningful way. The specific standards addressed will vary based on the student’s approach to the challenge.

Standards Addressed

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.A
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.B
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.B.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.SP.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.SP.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.SP.A.4
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.2
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.5
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.6.A
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.6.B
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.6.C
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5
  • CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8

MyStemKits 3D Kits Used

  • Climate Sensor
  • No 3D Kit Used
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