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Sneaking Statistics

Estimated Time: 45 minutes

Lesson Objectives:

  • The students will analyze the appropriate use or misuse of statistics in a report.

Resources for this lesson:

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Key Common Core State Standards:
S.ID.6: Evaluate reports based on data.

Supporting Common Core State Standards:

Standards for Mathematical Practice Emphasized:

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

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