Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Statistics Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


Where have you seen statistics used before?

What do you think statistics can be used for?

During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


 Timecode 0:37: Would you buy Kuh-razy Korn based on the statistic? Explain.

Timecode 0:54: What are some different ways stats are represented?

Timecode 1:14: Where have you seen statistics used?

Timecode 1:34: How are statistics generated? What happens first? Next? Last?

Timecode 2:20: How can you ensure that your data will represent a population?

Timecode 3:35: How are statistics used to make predictions?

Timecode 4:43: Why can’t you necessarily trust statistics you see on products or other places?


After the Movie


How are statistics used by companies?

How will what you learned in this movie make you a more discerning consumer?



*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.