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Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
What is a statistical question that could be asked about the information below?

Trail Length
NameMiles
Evans1.75
Turner2.34
Fairway1.69
  1. What is the length of the longest trail?
  2. In what state is the shortest trail?
  3. Who uses the trails?
  4. How are the trails used?
Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
Which of the following questions is not statistical?
  1. How old are the students in my classroom?
  2. What is the height of each person in my class?
  3. How old am I?
  4. How many letters are in the names of each person in my class?
Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
Select each question that represents a statistical question.

Select ALL that apply.
  1. How many days are in the month of May?
  2. What grade did you earn on your math test?
  3. What time do sixth students arrive at school?
  4. What percentage of students play an instrument?
  5. What was the average math test grade for the class?
Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
The length of each movie in a DVD collection is recorded. Which is not a statistical question for the situation?
  1. What is the length of the shortest movie?
  2. What is the length of the longest movie?
  3. What movie is more than 2 hours long?
  4. What actors star in the longest movie?
Grade 7 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 7.SP.B.3
Line plots for two sets of data are shown.
Line Plot 2
Line Plot 4
Which statement is true for the two sets of data?
  1. both have the same range
  2. both have the same mean
  3. both have the same median
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Collecting and Interpreting Data
Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
Grade 11 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: HSS-ID.A.1
The shape that is made by a normal distribution of data is commonly referred to as
  1. a normal graph.
  2. a bell curve.
  3. a normal map.
  4. a deviation curve.
Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
In order to determine what type of pizza 6th graders in Coffee Count Middle School prefer, John Doe is conducting a survey of 6th graders at his school. He has given a survey to all of his friends who happen to be in his homeroom. Why might the results of John Doe's survey be biased?
  1. He didn't expand his results to include all grades at his school.
  2. He only gave the survey to his friends, not a random sample of 6th graders.
  3. He only asked about two different kinds of pizza.
  4. He didn't survey students from 8th grade.
Grade 7 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 7.SP.B.3
The line plots show the number of books read by the students in Mr. Murray's class and Ms. Stein's class.

Mr. Murray's Class:Line Plot 4
Ms. Stein's Class: Line Plot 3

Which statement best compares the range of values for the two data sets?
  1. The range is the same for both sets.
  2. The range for Mr. Murray's class is 2 more than the range for Ms. Stein's class.
  3. The range for Ms. Stein's class is 2 more than the range for Mr. Murray's class.
  4. There is not enough information to determine the range of values from the line plots.
Grade 7 Collecting and Interpreting Data
Grade 6 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 6.SP.A.1
The number of points a basketball player scored each game for one week is recorded. Which is not a statistical question for the situation?
  1. What is the greatest number of points the basketball player scored?
  2. What is the least number of points the basketball player scored?
  3. How many points did the basketball player score in the first game of the week?
  4. How many total points did the basketball player score during the week?
Grade 7 Collecting and Interpreting Data CCSS: 7.SP.B.3
The line plots show the number of books read by the students in Mr. Murray's class and Ms. Stein's class.

Mr. Murray's Class:Line Plot 4
Ms. Stein's Class: Line Plot 3

Which statement best compares the median number of books read by the students in each class?
  1. The median number of books read by Mr. Murray's class is 3 more than the median number of books read by Ms. Stein's class.
  2. The median number of books read by Ms. Stein's class is 3 more than the median number of books read by Mr. Murray's class.
  3. The median number of books read by Mr. Murray's class is 5 more than the median number of books read by Ms. Stein's class.
  4. The median number of books read by Ms. Stein's class is 5 more than the median number of books read by Mr. Murray's class.
Grade 8 Collecting and Interpreting Data
Correlation means
  1. events are related.
  2. one event causes another one.
  3. the events are unrelated.
  4. none of the above.
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