Data Analysis Lessons & Printables (Grades 7–8 & Advanced)
Welcome to "Cultivating Data," a new standards-aligned program designed to address data analysis and its graphic representations in a real-world context that will be meaningful to grades 7–8 and advanced students.
Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, the program provides knowledge- and skill-building activities through a fun, relatable story line about siblings managing a portion of their family farm. The entrepreneurial teens turn to data analysis tools to make business decisions and demonstrate success.
In addition to engaging lesson plans and worksheets, the program includes:
- A classroom poster (PDF) to reinforce key data analysis concepts, vocabulary, and graph types
- Supports Common Core State and NCTM Standards (PDF)
- Bonus: Interactive Data Analysis Tools that teachers can use for whiteboard presentations and student assignments
Download the teaching guide (PDF). Supplemental materials are available via the links below.
Includes three worksheets. Students will learn to construct and interpret line plots, stem-and-leaf plots, and box-and-whisker plots, as well as use these to find measures of central tendency.
Includes three worksheets. Students will learn to construct and interpret scatterplots with lines of best fit, and then use them to find outliers and answer critical-thinking questions.
Includes one worksheet. Students will learn to calculate expected value to analyze risk.
Includes three worksheets. Students will learn to construct data tables; calculate mean, median, mode, and range; and use measures of central tendency to make decisions.