Apple Harvest

In this module students analyze real-world data relating to apple production and consumption. Looking at global and US data, students look at measures of central tendency by analyzing a box-and-whisker plot and later normal distribution graphs.

Math topics covered include:

  • Median
  • Mean
  • Box-and-whisker plot
  • Normal distribution
  • Sample mean and sample standard deviation

This module includes three videos that provide examples, definitions, and real-world context. Supplement this module with hands-on activities where students calculate their own data from random samples. 

Math Concepts

  • Graphing Numbers
  • Problem Solving
  • Equations

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze box and whisker plots
  • Analyze normal distributions
  • Calculate population mean and standard deviation

Prerequisite Skills

  • Knows measures of central tendency
  • Knows what a statistic is

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