Solve a Real-World Problem Involving Measures of Center and Variance

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Introduce your class to solving real-world problems involving measures of center and variance. This is a comprehensive video that uses a lot of math terms, so review vocabulary before beginning the activity. It discusses how to choose the best measure of tendency, such as not including the outliers. The video ends by showing a good visual for the variance of each data point.

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Pros

  • Uses math vocabulary in a real-world situation 
  • Discusses when median is a better choice than mean for measure of tendency

 

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