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 ©