Illuminations: Numerical Data

In the second lesson of this unit, students pose and refine questions that can be addressed with numerical data.

They consider aspects of data collection such as how to obtain measurements and record the data they collect. They represent and analyze the ordered numerical data by describing the shape and important features of a set of data and compare related data sets, with an emphasis on how the data are distributed. In collecting data, students measure with standard units and carry out simple unit conversions, such as from centimeters to meters or feet to inches.

 

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Data, Graphing & Statistics, Measurement & Time
K-6, Educator

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