One Variable statistics
Ping-Pong Ball Race, Number of stars in a minute, How many M&M's of each color are in a package?
Procedure for One Variable Statistics Exploration
Collect data from a one variable experience.
Activity examples to collect one variable data
Ping-Pong Ball Race
Time it takes to carry a ping-pong ball across the room in a teaspoon.
Number of stars in a minute
Time the number of stars a person can draw in one minute.
How many of each color of M&M's are in package?
Count the number of M&M's that each color in a package. (Other M&M's activity)
Examples of what to do with the data
Compare the totals from the boys - girls
Have everyone do the task again with their other hand and Compare everyone’s right hand total against everyone’s’ left hand total.
Have students line up, on a number line, relative to their data point. Or Put the data in numerical order on a number line.
Have students put their initials on a sticky dot and place it (relative to their data point) on a grid to create a class graph for the information collected.
Have students determine the mean, median, and mode and explain how each relates to the rest of the data points.
Make a box and whisker plots or stem and leaf plots for the data and explain how each relates to the rest of the data points.
Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©