by Dr. Craig Waddell
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context
Device with web-browser – Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer, phone or tablet
Students play a game teaching basic statistics and history. Next, they are given a presentation with problems students solve finding mean, median, mode, range and outliers.
Play a game teaching basic statistics and Latin American history
Play AzTech: The story begins. Students who have finished this game can continue on in the series in AzTech: Meet the Maya. Allow students 15-20 minutes to play.
Assess knowledge of Mean, Median and Mode as a class
This presentation can also be assigned for students to complete at home, if learning remotely. Slides with answers can be deleted, or left in for students to check their work.
You can view your students’ progress on mastering these standards by viewing your teacher reports. AzTech: The Story Begins and AzTech: Meet the Maya links can be found on this reports page. You should have received a password during the Growing Math training.
A second form of assessment is available through this the questions in the presentation.
Related lesson/ Differentiated Instruction
If your students need instruction on computing the mean, try this lesson, Understanding the mean, with skunks. This review can be done with the entire class or assigned to individual students as needed.