August 17, 2010

This is an introduction to the Data Analysis Unit.

About the Unit: Problem solving in an important focal point in the mathematics curriculum. Students can learn problem-solving strategies by working and learning with their peers, as well as becoming engaged in meaningful discourse in small and large group experiences. Getting students to attempt different processes and strategies to solve problems with increase their problem solving skills.

- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
- Mathematics > Graphing
- Mathematics > Problem Solving
- Mathematics > Statistics

- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5

Organize and display single-variable data in appropriate graphs and representations (e.g., histogram, circle graphs) and explain which types of graphs are appropriate for various data sets.

Analyze problems by identifying relationships, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant information, sequencing and prioritizing information, and observing patterns.

Determine when and how to break a problem into simpler parts.

Apply strategies and results from simpler problems to more complex problems.

Use a variety of methods, such as words, numbers, symbols, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and models, to explain mathematical reasoning.

Express the solution clearly and logically by using the appropriate mathematical notation and terms and clear language; support solutions with evidence in both verbal and symbolic work.

Indicate the relative advantages of exact and approximate solutions to problems and give answers to a specified degree of accuracy.

Make precise calculations and check the validity of the results from the context of the problem.

Evaluate the reasonableness of the solution in the context of the original situation.

Note the method of deriving the solution and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the derivation by solving similar problems.

Develop generalizations of the results obtained and apply them in other circumstances.