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Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Disciplinary Literacy Lesson Library
The Disciplinary Literacy Lesson Library provides support for teachers as they learn and implement disciplinary literacy strategies in Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability.
All lessons in the library have been classroom tested by participating teachers in “Inquiring Minds: Reading to Learn and Innovate in Mathematics and Science (IQMS)” research project or by IQMS Support Specialists. Additional lessons and other resources, such as professional development modules and other tools, will be added to the virtual library throughout the project.
The Disciplinary Literacy Lesson Library provides support for teachers as they learn and implement disciplinary literacy strategies in Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability.
All lessons in the library have been classroom tested by participating teachers in “Inquiring Minds: Reading to Learn and Innovate in Mathematics and Science (IQMS)” research project or by IQMS Support Specialists. Additional lessons and other resources, such as professional development modules and other tools, will be added to the virtual library throughout the project.
Lesson Title

Standard

Strategy

Overview

CCSS 6.SP.4


In this lesson, students will create survey questions, collect data, and construct box and whisker plots of their data.

CCSS 6.SP.1
CCSS 6.SP.4 

In this lesson, students begin to understand the idea of a statistical question and explore three graphical displays: box plot, dot plot and histogram.

CCSS 7.SP.5
CCSS 7.SP.6 

In this lesson, students learn that the probability of a chance event is likely, unlikely or neither. Students will also learn to predict the probability of a chance event and compare that prediction to actual observations by collecting data.

CCSS 6.SP.4
CCSS 6.SP.5c 

During the lesson, students explore mean and median with heights of their class. Using their data, they determine which is the best, either mean or median, to answer the question they are investigating.
