Using Statistics to Prove a Point of View: Advanced

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In this lesson, students will learn how to identify the independent and dependent variables in a statistical question.

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Description

In this advanced lesson plan, students will learn how to use statistics to prove a point of view. First, they will identify the independent and dependent variables in a statistical question. Then, they will construct a table and use the x-y pairs to create a graph. Finally, they will develop an equation representing the relationship. Throughout the lesson, students will collect data by bouncing tennis balls from different heights. By the end of the lesson, they will be able to mathematically display their data in an engaging and persuasive way.

Additional information

grade-level

6th Grade

subject

Advanced, Math

State Educational Standards

LB.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1, LB.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.C.9, LB.ELA.LITERACY.W.6.1, & LB.ELA.LITERACY.W.6.1.B

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.