Comparing Standard Deviation

How does the range of data affect standard deviation? A well-designed lesson has learners collect different data sets and calculate mean, range, and standard deviation. They compare their calculations and look for connections between the values.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep a chart of the mean, range, and standard deviations from each data set to emphasize patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires graphing calculators or similar technology
  • Expects previous experience calculating standard deviation
Pros

  • Teaching guide gives questioning suggestions
  • Includes all required handouts with answer keys
Cons

  • None
Common Core