Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players
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?
Teacher & School Info

Trudy Denton
 School Details
 Staples High School Westport, CT
 Population
 1,824 students
 District Spending
 $16,204
Supporting Materials

AP Statistics Lesson Plan
AP Statistics Lesson Plan

Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players Transcript
Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players program transcript

Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players Exercise
Student exercise for Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players