# Unit 8: Data & Statistics

## Overview

Ever wondered how to teach data and statistics in an engaging way to your 6th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about mean, median, and mode. Later on, they will build on this to learn about mean absolute deviation and shapes of distribution. Lastly, they will learn about statistical questions, dot plots, histograms, and box and whisker plots.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these statistical concepts can be applied in real-world situations.

It's an exciting way to teach data and statistics while comprehensively meeting standards like mean, median, mode, variability, measures of center, and displaying numerical data visually.

## Get the Unit Materials

### Data and Statistics Guided Notes Unit BUNDLE | 6th Grade CCSS

\$19.99 · Extensions sold separately

## Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

• Calculate the mean, median, and mode of a given dataset.

• Calculate the mean absolute deviation of a dataset and interpret the measure of variability.

• Identify the shapes of different distributions and explain how measures of center (mean, median, mode) relate to the data in real-world contexts.

• Formulate statistical questions and differentiate between categorical and numerical data to analyze variability in datasets.

• Construct and interpret dot plots to represent numerical data effectively.

• Create and analyze histograms to display numerical data on a number line.

• Construct, interpret, and apply box and whisker plots to display numerical data, showcasing the spread and distribution of the dataset.

## Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

• Basic understanding of elementary statistics concepts such as data collection, organization, and representation.

• Knowledge of basic arithmetic operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

• Understanding of how to calculate averages.

• Familiarity with basic graphing techniques and interpreting simple graphs like bar graphs and line plots.

• Knowledge of basic vocabulary related to data such as data set, frequency, variability, and distribution.

## Key Vocabulary

• Mean

• Median

• Mode

• Mean Absolute Deviation

• Variability

• Statistical Questions

• Categorical Data

• Numerical Data

## Extensions

#### Data & Statistics Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 6th Grade CCSS

\$17.99

Students practice data & statistics including classifying statistical vs. non-statistical questions, classifying categorical vs. numerical data, identifying shapes of distribution, interpreting data in dot plots, histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, and box plots, measures of center (i.e. mean, median, mode), and measures of spread and variability (i.e. range, interquartile range, mean absolute deviations) with this 6th Grade CCSS Data and Statistics Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 6 products with 15 pixel art activities total for a complete 6th grade Common Core data & statistics unit.

#### Data & Statistics 6th Grade Math Warm Ups | Shapes of Distribution, Box Plots,

\$6.99

Engage your 6th grade students in the data and statistics unit with daily math review warm ups activities! The math bell ringers contains practice on statistical questions, categorical vs. numerical variables, shapes of distributions, mean median mode & range, mean absolute deviation, dot plots, histograms, and box & whisker plots. The resource contains 31 pages (7 weeks of warm ups). It's perfect for daily math practice, spiral review, or quick test prep, aligned to CCSS and TEKS.