# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Forecasting Statistics

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 Author: Summer Johnson System: Roanoke City School: Roanoke City Board Of Education The event this resource created for: CCRS General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 33206 Title: Forecasting Statistics Overview/Annotation: Students will research the ten day weather forecast. They will document the high's for ten days as well as the low's for ten days. Once students document this information, they will find the mean, median, mode, and range of the data collected.This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 6 27 ) Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number. [6-SP3] NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: 8DASP2a: Calculate, use, or interpret mean, median, mode, or range. English Language Arts ELA2015 (2015) Grade: 6 1 ) Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RL.6.1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: ELA.AAS.6.1- Answer who, what, where, when, and why questions about stories using textual evidence for support. Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 6 24. Represent numerical data graphically, using dot plots, line plots, histograms, stem and leaf plots, and box plots. a. Analyze the graphical representation of data by describing the center, spread, shape (including approximately symmetric or skewed), and unusual features (including gaps, peaks, clusters, and extreme values). b. Use graphical representations of real-world data to describe the context from which they were collected. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Given a set of numerical data, Analyze graphical representation of data by describing the center, spread, and shape including approx. symmetric or skewed. Reporting significant features in the shape of data including striking deviations, (e.g., extreme values, outliers, gaps, and clusters). Organize and display the data using plots on line plots, dot plots, stem and leaf plots, histograms, and box plots.Teacher Vocabulary:Dot plots Histograms Box plots Stem and leaf plots Line plots Extreme values Outliers Gaps Clusters Symmetric Skewed Center Spread peaks 5 number summary Minimum Maximum Median lower quartile Upper quartileKnowledge:Students know: How to use graphical representations of real-world data to describe context, center, spread and shape from which they were collected. Techniques for constructing line plots, stem and leaf plots, dot plots, histograms, and box plots.Skills:Students are able to: Organize and display data using dot plots, line plots, stem and leaf plots, histograms, and box plots. Describe the nature of the attribute under investigation including how it was measured and its unit of measure using the context in which the data were collected. Describe the shape of numerical data distribution including patterns and extreme values. Use graphical representations of real-world data to describe and summarize the context from which they were collected.Understanding:Students understand that: Sets of data can be organized and displayed in a variety of ways, each of which provides unique perspectives of the data set. Data displays help in conceptualizing ideas and in solving problems. The overall shape and other significant features of a set of data, (e.g., gaps, peaks, clusters and extreme values) are important in summarizing numerical data sets.Diverse Learning Needs: Essential Skills:Learning Objectives: M.6.24.1: Define dot plots, line plot, stem and leaf plots, upper quartile, lower quartile, median, histograms, and box plots. M.6.24.2: Recall how to read a graph or table. M.6.24.3: Calculate upper quartile median, lower quartile median, overall median, greatest value, and lowest value. M.6.24.4: Create box plot using calculations. M.6.24.5: Plot data on dot plots and histograms. M.6.24.6: Construct and label the display. M.6.24.7: Recognize the different types of displays. M.6.24.8: Define distribution and skew. M.6.24.9: Describe the shape of a set of data in a given distribution. M.6.24.10: Describe the spread of a set of data in a given distribution. M.6.24.11: Describe the center of a set of data in a given distribution. Prior Knowledge Skills:Identify different types of graphs. Create a bar graph and box plot. Organize data in an ordered list. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.6.24 Interpret graphical representations of a data set (e.g. line plot, dot plots, bar graphs, stem and leaf plots, or line graphs).

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Primary Learning Objective(s):

The students will research the ten-day forecast.

The students will calculate the mean, median, mode, and range of the data collected.