# Unit 8: Statistics

## Overview

Ever wondered how to teach statistical concepts in an engaging way to 7th-grade students? In this unit plan, students will first learn about mean, median, and mode as measures of central tendency. They will then delve into mean absolute deviation, a measure of variability, and later explore constructing and interpreting box and whisker plots to analyze data distribution.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding activities, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how statistical concepts are applied in making population inferences from random sampling. It's an exciting way to teach statistics comprehensively while meeting 7th-grade Common Core Standards.

## Get the Unit Materials

### Statistics Guided Notes | 7th Grade CCSS | Random Sampling Population Inferences

\$10.99 · Extensions sold separately

## Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

• Calculate and interpret the mean, median, and mode for a given set of data.

• Calculate and interpret the mean absolute deviation of a data set to quantify the variability.

• Construct a box and whisker plot from a data set and interpret the plot to analyze the distribution of data including identifying the range, quartiles, and interquartile range.

• Explain the concept of random sampling and how it is used to draw inferences about populations.

• Apply random sampling techniques to make inferences and predictions about populations.

## Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

• Basic understanding of fractions, decimals, and percentages

• Ability to interpret and create simple bar graphs and line plots

• Understanding of the concept of range in a data set

• Knowledge of basic measures of central tendency such as mean, median, and mode

## Key Vocabulary

• Mean

• Median

• Mode

• Mean Absolute Deviation

• Variability

• Box and Whisker Plot

• Random Sampling

• Population Inferences

## Extensions

#### Statistics Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 7th Grade CCSS

\$14.99

Students practice statistics including measures of center (i.e. mean, median, mode), and measures of spread and variability (i.e. range, interquartile range, mean absolute deviations), interpret box and whisker plots, random sampling, population inferences, and comparing populations with this 7th Grade CCSS Statistics Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 5 products with 11 pixel art activities total for a complete 7th grade Common Core statistics unit.

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