Describing Distributions Using the Mean and MAD II

The 11th lesson plan in the series of 22 is similar to the preceding lesson plan, but requires scholars to compare distributions using the mean and mean absolute deviation. Pupils use the information to make a determination on which data set is the best for the situation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on when it is better to have a larger variation than a small variation
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be able to calculate the mean absolute deviation
  • Individuals need to know how to create dot plots
Pros

  • Includes examples of answers when responses might vary
  • Contains an exit ticket to determine understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core