Using Sample Data to Compare the Means of Two or More Populations II

The 23rd segment in a series of 25 presents random samples from two populations to determine whether there is a difference. Groups determine whether they believe there is a difference between the two populations and later use an objective criteria.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss whether the type of data display used will affect the type of calculations needed to compare the populations
  • Provide several dot plots to have the class compare and determine whether there is a difference
Classroom Considerations

  • Classmates should know how to calculate the mean absolute deviation

  • Includes a link for an online stopwatch
  • Highlights the location in the lesson where the mathematical practices are incorporated

  • The resource references a previous lesson that comes later in the series
Common Core