HSI.6 One Variable Statistics (S1)

Beginning Lesson

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

How should police departments address excessive use of force? Students compare the distributions of excessive force of two police departments and explore how the shape of the distribution affects the effectiveness of different solution attempts.

Topic: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (ID)

Middle Lesson

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Police, Academy

How much should states spend on schools and police? Students analyze histograms and use mean and median to explore state spending habits. Then, they discuss how much they think states should be spending.

Topic: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (ID)

End Lesson

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Distributive Properties

Have income distributions in the U.S. improved over time? Students compare percentages of total income earned by different subgroups of the working population and decide whether or not the “American Dream” is equally achievable by all Americans.

Topic: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (ID)