Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players

Grades 11-12 / Math / Statistics
CCSS: Math.S.ID.1 Math.S.ID.2 Math.S.ID.3

Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

S

Statistics and Probability

ID

Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

1

Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

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Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

S

Statistics and Probability

ID

Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

2

Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.

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Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

S

Statistics and Probability

ID

Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

3

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

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Lesson Objective
Rank the greatest NY Yankee homerun hitters using statistical analysis
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How does letting students define criteria for the greatest homerun hitter enrich the lesson?
What statistical analyses allow students to reconcile differences in the data (such as longer careers)?
What evidence of understanding is seen in student discussions?
Common Core Standards
Math.S.ID.1, Math.S.ID.2, Math.S.ID.3

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