Instructional Activity# What Makes a Statistical Question?

Lesson 2. Unit 8. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 2, Unit 8, Grade 6. In this activity, students learn that a statistical question is one that can be answered by using data in which variability is expected. For example, the question, "What is the favorite subject of students in my class?" is a statistical question because we need data about favorite subjects and we can expect students to have different preferences. The question, "What is the counselor's favorite subject?" is not a statistical question because it can be answered by collecting a single data value.