Academic Standard

Data, Probability and Statistics
Tennessee Diploma Project
Grade range: 
Conceptual StrandThe Data Analysis and Probability Standard recommends that students formulate questions that can be answered using data and addresses what is involved in gathering and using the data wisely. The basic concepts and applications of probability are also addressed, with an emphasis on the way that probability and statistics are related.Guiding QuestionHow do students experiences with the collection and analysis of data enable them to reason statistically and understand the various purposes of surveys, observational studies, and experiments?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Collect, organize, and analyze both single- and two-variable data.
Select, create, and use appropriate graphical representations of data.
Formulate questions and design studies to collect data about a characteristic shared by two populations, or different characteristics within one population.
Use descriptive statistics to summarize and compare data.
Understand and apply basic concepts of probability.
Check For Understanding
Create and interpret box-and-whisker plots and stem-and-leaf plots.
Interpret and solve problems using information presented in various visual forms.
Predict and compare the characteristics of two populations based on the analysis of sample data.
Use proportional reasoning to make predictions about results of experiments and simulations.
Evaluate the design of an experiment.
Apply percentages to make and interpret histograms and circle graphs.
Use a tree diagram or organized list to determine all possible outcomes of a simple probability experiment.
State Performance Indicator
Interpret and employ various graphs and charts to represent data.
Select suitable graph types (such as bar graphs, histograms, line graphs, circle graphs, box-and-whisker plots, and stem-and-leaf plots) and use them to create
Calculate and interpret the mean, median, upper-quartile, lower-quartile, and interquartile range of a set of data.
Use theoretical probability to make predictions.