March 12, 2012

In this activity, students collect data designed to investigate how high students in their class can jump. Students are asked to design an experiment to explore this. Numeric summaries (mean and five-number summary), comparative boxplots, and a scatterplot are used to summarize data collected from the class. Conclusions about jump heights are drawn based on the summaries and graph.

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Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population.

Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population.