# Dragon’s Den in the Classroom

## Curriculum Goal

#### Junior: Data Management

• Collect qualitative data, as well as discrete and continuous quantitative data to answer questions of interest about a population, and organize the sets of data as appropriate, including using intervals.
• Select from among a variety of graphs the type of graph best suited to represent various data sets and justify the choice of graph.
• Display data in graphs with proper sources, titles, and labels, as well as appropriate scales.
• Create an infographic about a data set, representing the data in appropriate ways, including in tables, histograms, and broken-line graphs. Incorporate other relevant information that aids in telling the story of the data.
• Determine the mean and median, as well as identify the mode(s), if any, for various data sets involving whole numbers and decimal numbers. Explain what each of these measures indicates about the data.
• Analyze different sets of data presented in various ways by asking and answering questions about the data, challenging preconceived notions and drawing conclusions.
• Making convincing arguments/informed decisions about the data.

#### Junior: Number Sense

• Read and represent whole numbers up to and including one million, using appropriate tools and strategies, and describe various ways they are used in everyday life

## Context

• Students will work alone or in pairs on this multi-week project.

## Materials

• Project Outline (Appendix A)
• Survey software (e.g., Google Forms)
• Data software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets)

## Lesson

• Introduce students to Dragon’s Den. Here is a video clip of two junior-aged girls pitching their business idea.