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QuizBus: Dealing With Data

QuizBus: Dealing With Data

We are inundated with information: about our health, about our leisure activities, about sports and so much more. Information is just information. It is our responsibility to process that information and to use it wisely. That is one of the reasons we study data analysis. We need to not only evaluate this information, but also to base personal decisions on evidence (data). We also need to see the dangers of acting on decisions that are not supported by the evidence. The question then becomes, “How do we get that evidence?” Of course the answer is by analyzing the data that we are using to make those decisions.

QUIZBUS: DEALING WITH DATA will help students in Grades 4-8 have practice with collecting data, presenting it in an understandable fashion, analyzing the data through graphing, identifying ways data can be distorted and looking at both arithmetic and geometric probability (area models). This multimedia package contains five videos and a teacher guide.

Educational Resources

Produced: 2008

Subject Area: Mathematics

Grade Level: 4-8

Resources: QuizBus: Dealing With Data Teacher Guide

Introduction to Data Analysis
Line Plots, Bar Graphs, Histograms and Circle Graphs
Stem-and-Leaf Plots, Box-and-Whisker Plots and Scatter Plots
Doing Data Projects