What Is Normal?

This What Is Normal? unit plan also includes:

Are you taller than a Major League Baseball player? Future mathematicians learn about normal distributions, percentiles, z-scores, and areas under a normal curve. They use the concepts to analyze height data of Major League Baseball players and US adults.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups find and research a data set on a topic of interest and perform a similar analysis as in the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have experience with histograms and data analysis
  • The intended audience of the activities is pupils in a high school capstone course who have already completed Algebra II
Pros
  • Provides student worksheets to ensure understanding
  • Lists links to websites that give relevant data
Cons
  • None
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