Essential Questions:
Unit 5 instructional time is focused on these power standards.
6.SP.A.1 Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, "How old am I?" is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school?" is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages.
6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
6.SP.A.3. Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
6.SP.B.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
6.SP.B.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
5.NBT.B.6 Find wholenumber quotients of whole numbers with up to fourdigit dividends and twodigit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
5.MD.B.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally.
6.EE.A.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
 What can I learn from organizing and analyzing data?
 How can you collect, organize, and display data?
 What types of graphic representations of data help me do analysis in different situations?
 What data display is appropriate for a given set of data?
 We improve our understanding of data by organizing it in specific ways for study and analysis.
 We can make predictions and decisions in many areas based on the probability of events occurring.
Unit 5 instructional time is focused on these power standards.
6.SP.A.1 Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, "How old am I?" is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school?" is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages.
6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
6.SP.A.3. Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
6.SP.B.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
6.SP.B.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
 6.SP.B.5a Reporting the number of observations.
 6.SP.B.5b Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
 6.SP.B.5c Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
 6.SP.B.5d Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.
5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
5.NBT.B.6 Find wholenumber quotients of whole numbers with up to fourdigit dividends and twodigit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
5.MD.B.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally.
6.EE.A.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
What to TeachUnit 5 Outline
Pre Assessment Introduce Real World Experience Topic 1: Understaning Distributions (5 days) (6.SP.A.1, 6.SP.A.2, 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B5b)

Lesson Ideas 
Student PRactice 
Topic 2: Summarizing a Distribution That is Approximately Symmetric Using Mean and Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)
(6 days) (6.SP.A.2, 6.SP.A.3, 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5)

MidModule Assessment (1 day)

Topic 3: Summarizing a Distribution That is Skewed Using the Median and the Interquartile Range (5 days)
(6.S.A.2, 6.SP.A.3, 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5)

Topic 4: Summarizing and Describing Distributions (6 days)
(6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5)

AssessmentUnit 5: Pre Assessment
Unit 5: Real World Experience Unit 5: Post Assessment Unit 5: Formative Assessment 
Unit ResourcesUnit Vocabulary
6th grade vocabulary cards AL Spanish 6th grade vocabulary cards MZ Spanish 6th grade CCSS Word List (ENGSPAN) ISBE unit 6 EngageNY module 6 ((PDF) (WORD) Howard County resources for 6.SP.A.2 Howard County resources for 6.SP.B.4 Howard County resources for 6.SP.B.5 Georgia 6 unit What A Deal! Activity Instructions What A Deal! Activity Worksheet Engage NY Teaching with Three Acts  How To District 6th grade Fluency Resources 
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