Data and Statistics Project 1: This is an inclass project. Students will be creating 2 survey questions. Students will survey their own classmates, students in other 7^{th} grade classes, and also students from other grades. Students will need to display their data in different ways such as circle graphs, dot plots, bar graphs, boxandwhisker plots, and frequency tables. Students will then anaylze the data. Students will make comparisons to clasroom data, grade level data, and school wide data. This is a group project.
RUBRICS – HOW STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED
Part 1: In this section of the project you are going to think of a question. You must be able to give a numerical response to the question you are going to ask. An example of this type of question is “How many zebras do you own?” Obviously, this is a ridiculous question, but it is just an example. With the question I asked, you can only give a numerical answer. After you come up with your question you must survey 15 people. Be sure to record your data below. After you have your data you must find the mean, median, mode, range, and the mean absolute deviation.

Part 2: During this part of the project you will be displaying and analyzing your data. You will start by creating a dot plot and a box and whisker plot. A box and whisker plot consists of a number line, the minimum, the maximum, quartile 1, the median, and quartile 3. At the end of this section you are going to have to answer some questions about your data.
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Dot Plot Title 
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Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Dot Plot 
No plot was created 
Dot plot is missing data or number line 
Dot plot has all data points and number line all data points are not plotted correctly. 
Dot plot has all data points and number line and all data points are plotted correctly. 
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Box and Whisker Plot title 
No title 
Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Five Number Summary 
No summary created 
5number summary is missing 3 or 4 pieces of info or 3 or 4 pieces are not calculated correctly. 
5number summary is missing 1 or 2 pieces of info or 1 or 2 pieces are not calculated correctly. 
5number summary has all pieces of info calculated correctly. 
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Box and Whisker plot formation 
No box and whisker plot was created 
Has a number line, but no points are plotted correctly box and whisker not formed correctly by are present 
Has a number line 3 or 4 points of summary are not plotted correctly Box and whiskers are not formed correctly by are present 
Has a number line 1 or 2 points of summary are not plotted correctly Box and whiskers formed correctly 
Has a number line 5point summary is plotted correctly Box and whiskers and formed correctly 
Questions 
All questions answered by 10 or more questions are incorrect or 10 or more questions re not answered 
All questions answered but 79 questions are incorrect or 79 questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 46 questions are incorrect or 46 questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 13 are incorrect or 13 questions are not answered 
All questions are answered correctly based off data. 
Total Points 18: __________
Part 3: In this section of the project you are going to use your previous survey question to survey students in your grade. You are not going to survey every student, you will do a random sample. A random sample is when you choose to survey a smaller number of people than the number of people in the whole population. You are going to need to come up with a way to choose 50 people in the 7th grade randomly. The method you use should be in such a way that Every student in this seventh grade should have an equal chance of being chosen. Each individual you choose to survey has to be chosen randomly and entirely by chance. Write down you method below and get it approved by the teacher. When your method is approved figure out what materials you are going to need and start your random sample.
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Data Recorded 
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Data was calculated and recorded 
Data was not collected or recorded 
Mean 
Mean was found and correct 
Mean was calculated but not correctly 
Mean was not calculated 
Median 
Median was found and correct 
Median was calculated but not correctly 
Median was not calculated 
Mode 
Mode was found and correct 
Mode was calculated but not correctly 
Mode was not calculated 
Range 
Range was found and correct 
Range was calculated but not correctly 
Range was not calculated 
Mean Absolute Deviation 
Mean Absolute Deviation was found and correct 
Mean absolute deviation was calculated but not correctly 
Mean absolute deviation was not calculated. 
Total Points: 11___________
Part 4: During this part of the project you will be analyzing your data. You will start by creating a line plot and a box and whisker plot. A box and whisker plot consists of a number line, the minimum, the maximum, quartile 1, the median, and quartile 3. At the end of this section you are going to have to answer some questions about your grade level data and compare it to your classroom data.
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Dot Plot Title 
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Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Dot Plot 
No plot was created 
Dot plot is missing data or number line 
Dot plot has all data points and number line all data points are not plotted correctly. 
Dot plot has all data points and number line and all data points are plotted correctly. 
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Box and Whisker Plot title 
No title 
Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Five Number Summary 
No summary created 
5number summary is missing 3 or 4 pieces of info or 3 or 4 pieces are not calculated correctly. 
5number summary is missing 1 or 2 pieces of info or 1 or 2 pieces are not calculated correctly. 
5number summary has all pieces of info calculated correctly. 
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Box and Whisker plot formation 
No box and whisker plot was created 
Has a number line, but no points are plotted correctly box and whisker not formed correctly by are present 
Has a number line 3 or 4 points of summary are not plotted correctly Box and whiskers are not formed correctly by are present 
Has a number line 1 or 2 points of summary are not plotted correctly Box and whiskers formed correctly 
Has a number line 5point summary is plotted correctly Box and whiskers and formed correctly 
Questions 
All questions answered by 10 or more questions are incorrect or 10 or more questions re not answered 
All questions answered but 79 questions are incorrect or 79 questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 46 questions are incorrect or 46 questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 13 are incorrect or 13 questions are not answered 
All questions are answered correctly based off data. 
Paragraph 
Not written 
Paragraph written contains 4 or less facts 
Paragraph written contains 5 facts 
Paragraph written contains 6 facts 
Paragraph written contains 7 or more facts 
Total 22: _________
Part 5: In part five you are going to think of another question. This question will need categories for answers. An example of a question would be “What is your favorite color?” Before I ask the question I will think of choices for my classmates to pick from. Options like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, or other are great options for this question. Be sure when you are thinking of your options to come up with a category for people who do not fit into any other categories. Other or undecided are great options for people who do not fit into one of your categories. After you poll your classmates fill out the table, create a bar graph, and a circle graph. When finished write 5 facts about the data.
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Question 
Teacher had to provide question 
An original question was thought of but it was not approved by teacher. 
An original question was thought of and it was approved by teacher 
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Frequency Table 
Frequency table not constructed 
Three or more categories are missing. Tally marks do not match frequencies in three or more categories. 3 or more percentages are not calculated correctly. 
Two categories are missing. Tally marks do not match frequencies in two categories. Two percentages are not calculated correctly. Two percentages are not calculated correctly 
One category is missing. Tally marks do not match frequency in one categories One percentage is not calculated correctly. 
All categories are listed. Tally marks and frequencies match. Percentages are calculated correctly. 
5 facts 
No facts were given about data 
4 or more statements are made or 3 or more statements are not accurate according to the data. 
3 Statement are made or 2 statements are not accurate according to the data. 
4 Statements are made or 1 statement is not accurate according to the data. 
5 Statements are made. All 5 are accurate according to data 
Bar Graph title 
No title 
Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Bar Graph 
No bar graph was constructed 
Axes are missing labels or numbers and 2 or more bars are graphed incorrectly. 
Axes are missing labels or numbers and 1 bar is graphed incorrectly. 
Axes have labels and numbers. Bars are graphed correctly. 
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Circle Graph title 
No title 
Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Circle Graph 
No circle graph was constructed 
All categories are listed. Three or more fractions, decimals, or angles are calculated incorrectly. 
All categories are listed. Two fractions, decimals, or angles are calculated incorrectly. 
All categories are listed. One fraction, decimal, or angle is calculated incorrectly. 
All categories are listed. All fractions correct based on data. All decimals calculated correctly. All angles calculated correctly. 
Circle Graph Construction 
Circle Graph not constructed 
Circle graph not constructed correctly. 
Circle graph constructed correctly. 
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N/A 
Statements 
All statements are filled in and 0 statements are correct based off the data or 6 statements are not completed. 
All statements are filled in and 1 statement is correct based off the data or 5 statements are not completed. 
All statements are filled in and 2 or 3 statements are correct based off the data or 3 or 4 statements are not completed 
All statements are fill in and 4 or 5 statements are correct based off the data or 1 or 2 statements are not completed. 
All statements are filled in and are correct based off the data. 
Total 27: ________
Part 6: You are going to ask random students in the 7th grade your categorical question. After you poll your classmates fill out the table, create a bar graph, and a circle graph. When finished write 5 comparison about your class data and the grade level data and answer comparison statements about your data.
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Frequency Table 
Frequency table not constructed 
Three or more categories are missing. Tally marks do not match frequencies in three or more categories. 3 or more percentages are not calculated correctly. 
Two categories are missing. Tally marks do not match frequencies in two categories. Two percentages are not calculated correctly. Two percentages are not calculated correctly 
One category is missing. Tally marks do not match frequency in one categories One percentage is not calculated correctly. 
All categories are listed. Tally marks and frequencies match. Percentages are calculated correctly. 
5 facts 
No facts were given about data 
4 or more statements are made or 3 or more statements are not accurate according to the data. 
3 Statement are made or 2 statements are not accurate according to the data. 
4 Statements are made or 1 statement is not accurate according to the data. 
5 Statements are made. All 5 are accurate according to data 
Bar Graph title 
No title 
Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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Bar Graph 
No bar graph was constructed 
Axes are missing labels or numbers and 2 or more bars are graphed incorrectly. 
Axes are missing labels or numbers and 1 bar is graphed incorrectly. 
Axes have labels and numbers. Bars are graphed correctly. 
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Circle Graph title 
No title 
Has a title but doesn’t relate to question 
Has a title and it relates to questions 
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N/A 
Circle Graph 
No circle graph was constructed 
All categories are listed. Three or more fractions, decimals, or angles are calculated incorrectly. 
All categories are listed. Two fractions, decimals, or angles are calculated incorrectly. 
All categories are listed. One fraction, decimal, or angle is calculated incorrectly. 
All categories are listed. All fractions correct based on data. All decimals calculated correctly. All angles calculated correctly. 
Circle Graph Construction 
Circle Graph not constructed 
Circle graph not constructed correctly. 
Circle graph constructed correctly. 
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N/A 
Statements 
All statements are filled in and 0 statements are correct based off the data or 6 statements are not completed. 
All statements are filled in and 1 statement is correct based off the data or 5 statements are not completed. 
All statements are filled in and 2 or 3 statements are correct based off the data or 3 or 4 statements are not completed 
All statements are fill in and 4 or 5 statements are correct based off the data or 1 or 2 statements are not completed. 
All statements are filled in and are correct based off the data. 
Questions 
All questions answered but 10 or more questions are incorrect or 10 or more questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 79 questions are incorrect or 79 questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 46 questions are incorrect or 46 questions are not answered 
All questions answered but 13 are incorrect or 13 questions are not answered 
All questions are answered correctly based off data. 
Paragraph 
Not written 
Paragraph written contains 4 or less facts 
Paragraph written contains 5 facts 
Paragraph written contains 6 facts 
Paragraph written contains 7 or more facts 
Total 33: ________
Data and Statisitcs Project 2: This is an inclass project. In this project, we will display and analyze data about languages spoken in the home, birthplace and race. We will compare Richard Allen’s data to Pennsylvania’s data and United States data. Students will display the data in graphs similar to the ones in the project above. This is a group project.
Dream House Project: Students will make a scale drawing of a twostory house. Students will need to find the area of the rooms to figure out the cost of flooring, the lateral surface area of the rooms to figure out the cost of paint, and the volume of the room to figure out how much space they have for furniture. This is an independent project.