Summarizing a Data Distribution by Describing Center, Variability, and Shape

Put those numbers to work by completing a statistical study! Pupils finish the last two steps in a statistical study by summarizing data with displays and numerical summaries. Individuals use the summaries to answer the statistical question presented to finish the 21st lesson plan in a series of 22.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use local rain data instead of the data provided in the lesson
  • Review the types of data displays that are available to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the class have started a statistical project such as the one outlined
Pros

  • Provides a table to assist with the calculation of the mean absolute deviation
  • The exit ticket asks students to summarize the concepts
Cons

  • None