Academic Standard

Data, Probability and Statistics
Tennessee Diploma Project
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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
Explore probabilities for compound, independent and/or dependent events.
Select, create, and use appropriate graphical representations of data (including scatterplots with lines of best fit) to make and test conjectures.
Evaluate the use of statistics in media reports.
Check For Understanding
Solve simple problems involving probability and relative frequency.
Compare probabilities of two or more events and recognize when certain events are equally likely.
Recognize common misconceptions associated with dependent and independent events.
Explain the benefits and the limitations of various representations (i.e., bar graphs, line graphs, circle graphs, histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, box plots,
Create and interpret box-and-whisker plots and scatterplots.
Use observations about differences between two or more samples to make conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken.
Estimate lines of best fit to make and test conjectures.
Consider the source, design, analysis, and display of data to evaluate statistics reported in the media.
State Performance Indicator
Calculate probabilities of events for simple experiments with equally probable outcomes.
Use a variety of methods to compute probabilities for compound events (e.g., multiplication, organized lists, tree diagrams, area models).
Generalize the relationship between two sets of data using scatterplots and lines of best fit.
Recognize misrepresentations of published data in the media.