Lesson Plan: Range of a Data Set Mathematics • 6th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find the range of a data set.


Students will be able to

  • find the range of a data set,
  • find the largest element of a set when given the smallest element and the range,
  • find the smallest element of a set when given the largest element and the range,
  • understand that the range of a data set can be used as a measure of spread (dispersion).


Students should already be familiar with

  • set notation,
  • representing data graphically,
  • the terms measure of center and measure of spread.


Students will not cover

  • quartiles,
  • interquartile range,
  • calculating measures of center,
  • skew,
  • standard deviation,
  • variance.

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