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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

This application exercise automatically provides a score to your gradebook

Available Language: English

Vocabulary: Computer, Correlations, Data analysis, Inferences, Scatter Plot, Spreadsheets, Variables

Primary Objectives:

  • Students collect research data and then display the results in a scatter plot generated by a spreadsheet program.
  • Students compare descriptive statistics and evaluate how changes in data affect those statistics.
  • Students describe the strengths and limitations of a particular statistical measure, and justify or critique its use in a given situation.
  • Students interpret and analyze displays of data and descriptive statistics.
  • Students organize and display data (e.g., histograms, box-and-whisker plots, scatter plots) to pose and answer questions; and justify the reasonableness of the choice of display.
  • Students use sample data to make predictions regarding a population.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student demonstrates originality and inventiveness in work.
  • Student develops, implements, and communicates new ideas to others.
  • Student is open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • Student acts on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs.
  • Student exercises sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Student makes complex choices and decisions.
  • Student understands the interconnections among systems.
  • Student articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.
  • Student demonstrates creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develops innovative products and processes using technology. Student applies existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • Student demonstrates a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Student understands and uses technology systems.
  • Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.



Mathematics > Process Standards > Communication > Analyze


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Data > Collection

Construct Display/ Histograms/Bar

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Construct Display/ Histograms/Bar

Construct Display/ Scatter Plot

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Construct Display/ Scatter Plot

Construct Display/Box and Whisker

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Construct Display/Box and Whisker

Data Collection for Decision Making

Information Technology > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making

Data Collection for Decision Making 

Digital Literacy > Student Use > Data Collection for Decision Making 


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Computation/Technology > Displays

Displays/Choose Appropriate

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Displays/Choose Appropriate

Graphic Organizers (Venn Diagrams,etc.) 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Organizers (Venn Diagrams,etc.) 


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Histograms/Bar


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Data > Interpretation


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Data > Organize/Sort

Scatter Plot

Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Graphs and Charts > Scatter Plot


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Computation/Technology > Spreadsheets


Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets


Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets 


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Computation/Technology > Statistical


Mathematics > Statistics Probability > Study > Survey/Investigate

Use appropriate tools strategically

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Use appropriate tools strategically
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