Instructional Activity# Example 2: Seeing the Spread in Dot Plots

Lesson 2. Unit 6. Grade 6 EngageNY

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 2, Unit 6, Grade 6. Given a dot plot, students begin describing the distribution of the points on the dot plot in terms of center and variability. This example uses the scenario of students' resting heart rates. While discussing the scenario with students, consider demonstrating how a pulse is taken, and (if time permits) have students find their resting heart rates and use that data to make a dot plot.