Using a Curve to Model a Data Distribution

Show scholars the importance of recognizing a normal curve within a set of data. Learners analyze normal curves and calculate mean and standard deviation. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to introduce the concept of a normal curve
  • Incorporate the examples as a guided notes document to aid in note taking
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils require a graphing calculator to complete the examples
  • Tthe ninth in a set of 30 statistic lessons
Pros

  • Provides a set of practice problems to apply concepts learned throughout the lesson
  • Questioning methods encourage analytical thinking
Cons

  • None
Common Core