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Comparison of 1998 Core Curriculum and 2005 Core Curriculum for Grades PreK-8
May 2005

The following chart lists the concepts and skills in Statistics and Probability and indicates the grade level that includes that topic in both the 1998 Core Curriculum and the 2005 Core Curriculum.



1998 Core Curriculum

2005 Core Curriculum

Sorting Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten and 1-2 Prekindergarten (one attribute)

Kindergarten (two attributes)

Venn Diagrams Grades 5-6 Grades 1, 6
Collecting Data Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten, 1-2, and 3-4 Grades 1-7
Graphing Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten to 5-6 (pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs, charts and tables)

Grades 7-8 (histogram, broken line graph, circle graph, stem and leaf plots, box and whisker plots)

Prekindergarten-Kindergarten (pictographs)

Grades 1-2 (extend to bar graphs using concrete objects)

Grade 3 (extend to frequency tables)

Grade 5 (extend to line graphs)

Grade 7 (extend to circle graphs, double bar graphs and double line graphs)

Analysis of Data Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten and 1-2 (compare data)

Grades 3-4 (use mean and range to analyze data)

Grades 5-6 (use mean, median, and mode to analyze data)

Grade 7-8 (analyze data and compare graphs)

Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten (compare data from pictographs or concrete models)

Grade 2 (compare and interpret data in terms of describing quantity (similarity or differences))

Grade 3 (compare and interpret data in bar graphs and pictographs)

Grades 4 (read and interpret line graphs)

Grade 5 (calculate the mean for a given set of data)

Grade 6 (determine the mean, mode, median, and range for a given set of data, read and interpret data represented graphically)

Grade 7 (select the appropriate measure of central tendency, read and interpret data represented graphically)

Formulate Conclusions and Make Predictions Only implied in Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten through 7-8 Grades 1-7
Misleading Graphs and Statistics Not directly addressed in core curriculum Grade 7




1998 Core Curriculum

2005 Core Curriculum

Meaning of Chance/Probability Implied in Grades Prekindergarten-4 and formally developed in grades 5-6 Not directly addressed in core curriculum
Simple Probability (Single Event) Grades 1-2 Grade 5
Outcomes/Sample Space Grades 1-2 Grade 5
Compound Events Grades 7-8 Grade 6
Probability of Dependent Events Not addressed Grade 6
Fundamental Counting Principle Grades 5-6 Grade 6
Predicting from Data Not directly addressed Grade 7
Experimental Probability Grades 5-6 Grade 7
Sampling Grades 7-8 Grades 6-7