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Grade 8 - Statistics & Probability

Standard 8.SP.1 - Analyze a story and decide what type of graph best fits the data.

Included Skills:

Critique ways in which data is presented.
Students who have achieved this outcome should be able to:
A. Compare the information that is provided for the same data set by a given set of graphs, including circle graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, double bar graphs and pictographs, to determine the strengths and limitations of each graph.
B. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different graphs, including circle graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, double bar graphs and pictographs, in representing a specific given set of data.
C. Justify the choice of a graphical representation for a given situation and its corresponding data set.
D. Explain how the format of a given graph, such as the size of the intervals, the width of bars and the visual representation, may lead to misinterpretation of the data.
E. Explain how a given formatting choice could misinterpret the data.
F. Identify conclusions that are inconsistent with a given data set or graph and explain the misinterpretation.

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