Statistics Project Ideas for Middle School

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Statistics is the mathematics of data collection and analysis that is used to understand events and predict future occurrences. This asset contains middle school projects about statistics.

Statistics

In nearly every career field from baseball to medicine, people collect data. Data helps businesses and individuals make informed decisions about what is working well and what needs to change. These projects allow middle school students to collect and interact with data to draw conclusions.

Grade level: 5th - 8th

Key Terms:

  • graph
  • mean
  • median
  • mode
  • outliers

Create a Baseball Roster

Time: 2-3 weeks

Guiding Question

  • How can I use statistics to build the best 25-man baseball roster on a budget?

Materials

  • computer/internet/printer
  • tri-fold display board
  • markers
  • glue
  • construction paper

Procedure

Divide students into small groups. Provide each group with the following parameters for building a fantasy baseball team.

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