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Statistics: Finding Averages

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  • Price per Classroom$1.00
  • Grade Levels 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Topics Numbers & Operations, Statistics
  • Duration 10 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

Activity Description

A family field day event of the year is about to come, to be prepare for the event, the school management has asked the students to analyze the attendance data of the events that happened in the previous years. The data provided is the attendance in each hour of the three hour event in different schools in different years along with the weather of the hour.

In this activity, students will analyze the attendance data in the tabular and graphical format and find the average attendance for

1. Different weather conditions

2. Every school

3. Every hour

4. Every year

and then compare the averages to find the maximum and minimum values.


Learning Objective

The activity helps students to analyze a given data and helps grasp information from graphs and charts. The activity also improves the analytical skills, helps them to sharpen their math knowledge to compute averages and to compare values.

Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).

Common Core: MATH

Statistics & Probability

Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. *For example, "How old am I?" is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school?" is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages*.

Statistics & Probability

Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

Statistics & Probability

Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:

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  • Price$1.00
  • Grade Levels 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Topics Numbers & Operations, Statistics
  • Duration 10 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No