Disaster Deduction Detectives Standards

Disaster Deduction Detectives teaches the following statistics standards which are typically covered in sixth grade.

Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.

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.

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.

Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.

Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: reporting the number of observations, describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement, 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.