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Data Analysis and Probability

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      Overview: Talking with Teachers about Data Analysis and Probability

      Initially, students learn about data by gathering and organizing the information. For example, they might chart the daily high temperatures over the course of a week. These activities help them build the foundation for more sophisticated data analysis, like conducting opinion polls and analyzing population trends.

      For a task from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that further clarifies the concepts in this topic, click here.

      The skills that students develop through studying data have real world applications. Students can use and understand the everyday data found in news reports, advertising, research reports, and sports events. Data analyzing skills have many important connections with other areas of mathematics.

      Even though students will not receive a score for the Mathematical Processes standard on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT), it is still an important part of the curriculum. Content and processes should be taught in tandem. To better understand Data Analysis and Probability, click on the dropdown menu and select Mathematical Processes.

      The content in this Teaching Tool is largely based on the Ohio Mathematics Content Standards and Benchmarks and includes released items from the OGT. Additionally, these materials are aligned with the NCTM standards. While there are various suggestions and activities here to use when working with students, this Teaching Tool is designed to complement a rigorous, research-based curriculum, not to substitute for one.

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