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How Are Single-Parent Households Distributed Across the United States?

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Activity Description

Students will create and compare dot and box plots that show the percentages of single-mother and single-father households in different regions of the United States.

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Suggested Grade Level

7

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Approximate Time Required

60 minutes

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Learning Objective

  • Students will be able to create and compare dot and box plots of census data.

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Materials Required

  • The student version of this activity, 11 pages
  • Rulers

A graphing calculator, graphing software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), or other graphing technology is optional.

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Activity Items

The following items are part of this activity. Items, their sources, and any relevant instructions for viewing them
online appear at the end of this teacher version.

  • U.S. Map of Census Bureau Regions
  • Single-Parent Households by Sex and Census Bureau Region: 2013

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Applying
Blooms Taxonomy

Students will apply their mathematics skills to create and compare dot and box plots so they can analyze census data.

Subject

Middle School Math

Topics

  • Center
  • Shape
  • Spread

Skills Taught

  • Comparing and interpreting dot and box plots
  • Comparing the shapes of data distributions
  • Creating a box plot
  • Creating a dot plot
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