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Data and Statistics Project 1: This is an in-class project. Students will be creating 2 survey questions. Students will survey their own classmates, students in other 7th 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, box-and-whisker 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.

 

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Question

An original question was thought of and it was approved by teacher

An original question was thought of and it was not approved by teacher.

Teacher had to provide question

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.

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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Dot Plot

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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

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Has a title and it relates to questions

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Five Number Summary

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5-number summary is missing 3 or 4 pieces of info or 3 or 4 pieces are not calculated correctly.

5-number summary is missing 1 or 2 pieces of info or 1 or 2 pieces are not calculated correctly.

5-number 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

5-point 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 7-9 questions are incorrect or 7-9 questions are not answered

All questions answered but 4-6 questions are incorrect or 4-6 questions are not answered

All questions answered but 1-3 are incorrect or 1-3 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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Dot Plot

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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

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Has a title and it relates to questions

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Five Number Summary

No summary created

5-number summary is missing 3 or 4 pieces of info or 3 or 4 pieces are not calculated correctly.

5-number summary is missing 1 or 2 pieces of info or 1 or 2 pieces are not calculated correctly.

5-number 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

5-point 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 7-9 questions are incorrect or 7-9 questions are not answered

All questions answered but 4-6 questions are incorrect or 4-6 questions are not answered

All questions answered but 1-3 are incorrect or 1-3 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

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Bar Graph

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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

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Circle Graph

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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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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

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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

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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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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 7-9 questions are incorrect or 7-9 questions are not answered

All questions answered but 4-6 questions are incorrect or 4-6 questions are not answered

All questions answered but 1-3 are incorrect or 1-3 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 in-class 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 two-story 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.