Looking for an exciting way to round out your 6th grade statistics unit with shapes of distributions?

- Statistics & ProbabilityTopics like events, distributions, graphs
- 6th GradeAligned to Common Core State Standards

Your students will play the role of a pirate trying to find the location of a treasure. You'll play a video to set the stage, and then your students will solve 18 problems relating to distribution shapes and graphs. Each solution unlocks part of a code with the location of the treasure. Play the answer reveal video at the end for an exciting finish!

It's print-and-go and the included videos make it effortless — great for end of unit review, independent practice, group work, or even an emergency sub plan!

**What's the math skills practiced?**

In particular, there's practice on:

**Part 1:**Identifying shapes of distribution based on graphs: symmetric, left skewed, right skewed, uniform**Part 2:**Comparing mean and median of different distributions. (Example: In a left skewed distribution, is the mean greater than or less than the median?)**Parts 3 and 4:**Construct dot plots and analyze data.**Bonus notes:**4 quadrant organizer. Each quadrant describing symmetric, uniform, skewed left (negative skew) and skewed right (positive skew) distribution shapes with examples and details on mean/median.

**What's included?**

This codebreaker product is a compressed zip file that contains **two videos** and **a 14-page PDF document**. Simply download, unzip, and open up the folder with all the files!

Here's the full list of contents:

Video #1: Introduction of Mission

Video #2: Answer Reveal

Post video discussion (1 page)

Instruction Sheet (1 page)

Message + Problem Sheets (5 pages)

Answer Key (5 pages)

Bonus notes (2 pages)

**How can I use it?**

Here's one way you could use it in your classroom:

**Play the introductory video**. Our animated video sets the stage, introducing students to their role of cracking the code to complete the mission.**Work alone or together.**Students solve 18 problems, and get immediate feedback. Students match their solutions with symbols in an answer bank. If students can't find a symbol, that's a nudge to redo the problem.**Check the answers**. You can play the answer reveal video or just walk through the answers with students, or pass out a copy of the included answer key for students to check!

We'll send you 6 activities (66 pages!) — for free.

✓ Engaging✓ 3rd - 7th Grade✓ Low-or-No-Prep

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