Data Analysis and Probability:
Using Data to Make Predictions
In Data Analysis and Probability: Using Data to Make Predictions, we present ways to
support NCTM standards for grades 3-5 that invite students to collect,
analyze, and make predictions from data. The teaching case presents
two lessons taught to a fifth grade class. The first lesson explores
mathematical fairness. The second lesson highlights the relationship
between sample size and accuracy of predictions about a whole population.
Participants in this course:
- Explore the
difference between social fairness and mathematical fairness.
- Examine how
probability relates to causality.
relations among sample size, data collection, and accurate predictions.
strategies that support student thinking, reflection, and dialogue.
- Explore how
graphic representations can indicate accuracy of data measurements.
ways to guide students from faulty to sound mathematical concepts.
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