Describing the Center of a Distribution Using the Mean

Everyone does their fair share. The sixth segment in a 22-part unit presents the mean as a fair share. Groups build a conceptual understanding of the mean of a data set, rather than simply learn an algorithm. Learners use the interpretation of the mean to describe the center of a data set.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use a KWL to find out what individuals already know about mean/averages
Classroom Considerations
  • Each group needs 90 cubes
  • Class members should be able to read a dot plot
Pros
  • Contains expected pupil responses to discussion questions
  • Uses manipulatives to build a conceptual understanding
Cons
  • None