Distributions—Center, Shape, and Spread

Data starts to tell a story when it takes shape. Learners describe skewed and symmetric data. They then use the graphs to estimate mean and standard deviation. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide an explanation of the notation related to the statistical components in the lesson
  • Ask learners to provide examples of the different shapes of data
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should already have a basic understanding of bar graphs and the shape of data
  • The eighth lesson in a series of 30
Pros

  • Provides sufficient examples and a set of practice problems for independent practice
  • Questioning techniques encourage higher-order thinking
Cons

  • None
Common Core