Dear Family Member,
Your student’s math class will soon begin studying the unit entitled “Measurement and Data.”
This unit addresses important California Common Core Standards in the Critical Areas ofdisplaying, analyzing, and summarizing data.Cluster Develop understanding of statistical variability.The unit also supports additional standards.Cluster Summarize and describe distributions.Unit 7: Measurement and Data
• How can you use measures of center to describe a data set?
• How can you determine and use the mean absolute deviation of a set of data points?
• How can you use a box plot and measures of spread to describe a data set?
• How can you summarize and display numeric data?• How can you display data in a histogram?
One activity you can do together at the beginning of each unit is to
discuss the featured career in your student’s math book. At the
end of the unit you and your student can further explore this career
through the Math in Career Activity on the Unit Project page.
There are also many exciting online resources available to you and your student including
Math on the Spot video tutorials, Personal Math Trainer, and Animated Math activities.
Thank you for your time and interest. Your participation in your student’s education is a sure way
to encourage learning!
Last Modified on August 14, 2015