Eruptions: Old Faithful Geyser

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How long do we have to wait? Given several days of times between eruptions of Old Faithful, learners create a graphical representation for two days. Groups combine their data to determine an appropriate wait time between eruptions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a mini lesson on determining the measure of center and spread based upon a data shape
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should be familiar with different methods to display single variable data
  • The class should know how to calculate centers and variability statistics
Pros
  • Provides examples of data displays
  • Includes a link to an applet to randomly select data sets
Cons
  • None