Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
Measurement and Data, Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
7, 8
Tags:
  • BranchEd
  • BranchEd Assessment
  • Data Collecting
  • PBL
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • branched-assessment
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Statistics and the internet: Is the internet trustworthy?

    Statistics and the internet: Is the internet trustworthy?

    Overview

    Students will explore the overarching question, is the internet trustworthy?, while expanding their knowledge of statistics and comparing data sets.  They will compare two data sets as well as determine the accuracy or bias of data representations shown on the internet. Students will then have the opportunity to apply their knowledge while creating their own visual representations for data they personally collected regarding the trustworthiness of the internet.  The module concludes with a peer showcase and the post-assessment.

    Section 1

    Students will explore the overarching question, is the internet trustworthy?, while expanding their knowledge of statistics and comparing data sets.  They will compare two data sets as well as determine the accuracy or bias of data representations shown on the internet. Students will then have the opportunity to apply their knowledge while creating their own visual representations for data they personally collected regarding the trustworthiness of the internet.  The module concludes with a peer showcase and the post-assessment.