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Statistics and Data Analysis

These problems require students to represent and interpret data. They may require finding, using, and interpreting measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode).
Some of these problems are also in the following subcategory:
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 7: Data Analysis
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Middle School: Statistics
NCTM Standards:
Data Analysis & Probability Standard for Grades 68
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Batter Up!
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use statistics to help Lee convince his manager to give him a raise.
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Can You Find My Numbers?
 Roya Salehi

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. I have eight numbers in my list. Use the clues to find my numbers.
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Ian's Rides
 Annie Fetter, Ian Underwood, Stephen Weimar

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Determine which graph best represents the mean average of the number
of miles Ian rode each ride.
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Marathon Man
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the average of Dane Rauschenberg's marathon times if one of them
is disregarded.
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The Most Appealing Nose Contest
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to determine the amount of money raised for the Humane Society by the Student Council.
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Mr. Pearson's Statistics Lesson
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use the information on the graph to find the range, mean, median, and mode of the data.
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Oceans of Fun
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help the Math Club approximate the portion of the Earth's surface that is covered by the oceans.
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Organization of Data
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use the information on the graph to find the range, mean, median, and mode of the data.
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Pegging Possibilities
 Michael Urbut

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Explore the number of possible arrangements of pegs in this logic game.
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Postal Rates
 Richard Tchen, Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the largest percentage increase in stamp price.
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Richard's Rides
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the mean average number of miles of each of Richard's outdoor
rides in each season.
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Scale Stepping
 Steve Risberg, Richard Tchen

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Using the information on central tendency, find how much each of the
five might weigh.
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Stina's Hike
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Choose the graph that best represents Stina's hike.
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Suli's Sense
 Encyclopedia Britannica Math in Context

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Explain if Suli's result was a coincidence.
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Super Bowl XXXIII
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Based on the winners and points scored during the past 15 Super Bowl games, which team should win Super Bowl XXXIII?
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