So on this Monday morning, imagine my joy, when I stumbled upon DASL (pronounced

*dazzle*). DASL stands for Data And Story Library. This site contains many different data sets AND the accompanying story of how the data was collected.

Within 30 minutes I had located a great data set on student opinion on popularity and put together a quick introduction to finding 'averages' for my sixth grade math class. I love that I was able to find data from real sixth graders for my students to puzzle over (see file below).

I will present them with the data set and ask them a few questions to puzzle over the data before introducing the idea of mean, median, and mode to help us identify patterns in the data.

Thank you DASL!