Creating Data Sets from Statistical Measures

This Creating Data Sets from Statistical Measures activity & project also includes:

Explore the measures of central tendency through a challenging task. Given values for the mean, median, mode, and range, collaborative groups create a set of data that would produce those values. They then critique other answers and strategies.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge groups to create as many data sets as possible; hold a competition within each class
  • Record new vocabulary in a graphic organizer
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a fundamental understanding of measures of central tendency
Pros

  • Highlights key vocabulary
  • Uses higher order thinking skills
Cons

  • None