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The Donald or The Bern: A Statistical Analysis Project

Project Published 4/27/16 Last updated on 2/28/20

In this interdisciplinary project, students conduct a review of available statistical analysis related to the United States 2016 presidential election. Students draw upon their learning from Statistics and Civics classes to successfully complete their research. Finally, students create a digital presentation of their findings and analysis using Adobe Spark.

Note: This activity is designed to be topical and current for the summer of 2016. Educators can easily replace the current theme with a new one more relevant to their coursework or other current events.

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Use multiple sources to research a current events topic

  • Evaluate sources of information

  • Evaluate and critique statistical analysis work done by “experts”

  • Discuss how the media uses statistical analysis to inform and influence the general public

  • Consider how personal decisions about how to vote are or can be influenced by statistics and the media’s portrayal of those statistics

  • Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

Age Levels
1+ Week
Custom Standards
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2.C - Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen
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Chase Vassel

Posted on 2/8/17 3:07:07 PM Permalink