Academic Standard: Domain

Statistics and Probability
Tennessee State Standards
Grade range: 
6th grade students begin to formally develop their ability to think statistically. They understand that a set of data (collected to answer a question) will have a distribution, which can be described by its center, spread, and shape. Students calculate the median, mean, and mode and relate these to the overall shape of the distribution. They recognize that the median measures center in the sense that it is roughly the middle value. The mean measures center in the sense that it is the value that each data point would take on if the total of the data values were redistributed equally, and also in the sense that it is a balance point. They understand that the mode refers to the most frequently occurring number found in a set of numbers and is found by collecting and organizing the data in order to count the frequency of each result. Students display, summarize and describe numerical data sets, considering the context in which the data were collected. Students use number lines, dot plots, box plots, and pie charts to display numerical data.
Elements within this Domain
Develop understanding of statistical variability.
Summarize and describe distributions.