Skew Distribution

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Slide the class into a skewed view. Learners alter the location of the median relative to the mean of a normal curve to create a skew distribution. They compare the curve to a histogram distribution with the same skewness. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on whether standard deviation is as meaningful with a skew distribution as a normal distribution
  • Have the class generalize how to determine the direction of the skew based on the location of the median and mean
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should understand the concept that data can be skewed or normal 
Pros

  • Provides links to several related resources
  • Includes a worksheet to guide the exploration of the applet
Cons

  • The graph collapses at some settings