Welcome to Cultivating Data, a 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.


Students will:

  • Construct and interpret line plots, stem-and-leaf plots, and box-and-whisker plots, and use these to find measures of central tendency
  • Construct and interpret scatterplots with lines of best fit, and use them to find outliers and answer critical-thinking questions
  • Calculate expected value to analyze risk
  • Construct data tables; calculate mean, median, mode, and range; and use measures of central tendency to make decisions

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