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Mathematics Curriculum Framework - November 2000

Learning Standards

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability for Grades 9-10

cross symbol Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
solid circle symbol Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
solid triangle symbol Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
solid square symbol Understand and apply basic concepts of probability

Learning Standards

Students engage in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, connecting, and representing as they:

10.D.1 Select, create, and interpret an appropriate graphical representation (e.g., scatterplot, table, stem-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots, circle graph, line graph, and line plot) for a set of data and use appropriate statistics (e.g., mean, median, range, and mode) to communicate information about the data. Use these notions to compare different sets of data.
10.D.2 Approximate a line of best fit (trend line) given a set of data (e.g., scatterplot). Use technology when appropriate.
10.D.3 Describe and explain how the relative sizes of a sample and the population affect the validity of predictions from a set of data.


Exploratory Concepts and Skills
for Grades 9-10 and Single-Subject Courses

  • Explore designs of surveys, polls, and experiments to assess the validity of their results and to identify potential sources of bias; identify the types of conclusions that can be drawn.
  • Describe the differences between the theoretical probability of simple events and the experimental outcome from simulations.


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Last Updated: November 1, 2000
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