Lesson 12: Absolute Mean Deviation

Learn a different way to determine variability. An informative lesson provides directions on how to calculate the mean absolute deviation of a data set. Pupils use examples to learn the process and then practice finding the mean absolute deviation in contexts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have classmates swap their letters to and follow the directions to see if they arrive at the same solution
  • Lead a discussion on what the mean absolute deviation means in terms of data sets
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should know how to find the mean of a set of data
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  • Includes a test preparation exercise
  • Contains open-ended questions that require pupils to explain their reasoning
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