Data Analysis

    6 - 9 Grades Social Science
    10 - 12 Grades Social Science
This module is part of a series produced at The Universtiy of Nevada at Reno for the National Numeracy Network under a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation through the National Council on Education and the Disciplines. These brief modules are envisioned as a resource for teachers to use in a classroom setting and also for quantitative literacy workshops for teachers. Each module typically contains one or two examples related to "real world" quantitative literacy issues and includes exercises for students. There is also a section "for the instructor" that contains discussions of some of the topics, solutions to the exercises, and resources for further explorations.


Reading and Interpreting Crime Statistics

Lynda R. West
University of Nevada, Reno

In this module Students will learn to interpret crime statistics, including the Crime Index (total number of crimes reported in seven categories) and violent and property crime. They will examine crime status at specific points in time and across given periods of time.

The mathematics involved is reading and interpreting data (graphing data optional); figuring rates and rates of change; rounding decimals; expressing and calculating percents.