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Grade 8 Mathematics Module 6, Topic D: Bivariate Categorical Data

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Grade 8 Mathematics Module 6, Topic D: Bivariate Categorical Data


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In Module 6, Topic D, students examine bivariate categorical data by using two-way tables to determine relative frequencies. They use the relative frequencies calculated from tables to informally assess possible associations between two categorical variables (8.SP.A.4).

Content Standard(s):
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 8
28 ) Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. [8-SP4]

Example: Collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights, and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores'

NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
8A1a: Recognize, describe, or extend numerical and geometric patterns using tables, graphs, words, or symbols.

NAEP Statement::
8A1b: Generalize a pattern appearing in a numerical sequence, table, or graph using words or symbols.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.8.28a- Recognize a display or table constructed from given categorized data; given a two-column table of data, recognize a display or table constructed from that data.

Tags: bivariate, categorical data, frequencies, relative frequencies, twoway table, variables
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