Randomness: Crash Course Statistics #17

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You'll probably end up thinking about randomness the next time you eat fries. The 17th video in the Crash Course Statistics series uses an analysis of McDonald's french fries to look at the mean and expected value of random distributions. It goes on to describe how to calculate variance, skewness, and kurtosis and how these are related to each other.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class create a graphic organizer comparing variance, skewness, and kurtosis
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should already be familiar with mean
  • Note that the video briefly mentions integrals
Pros

  • Examples are relatable
  • Takes complex concepts and makes them easy to understand
Cons

  • None
Common Core