Students create graphs based on the characteristics of the names of the 50 States, and find mean, median, mode, and range of the data.
Today we’re going to talk about measures of central tendency – those are the numbers that tend to hang out in the middle of our data: the mean, the median, and mode.
Today, we’re going to talk about how we can extract information from seemingly random events starting with the expected value or mean of a distribution and walking through the first four “moments” – the mean, variance, skewness, and kurtosis.
Students use mean, median, histograms, and box-and-whisker plots to compare how wealth is distributed in different countries and debate the pros and cons of their ideal distribution.
In this lesson, students compare the distributions of excessive force of two police departments and explore how the shape of the distribution affects the effectiveness of different solution attempts.
This project-based unit on statistics furnishes a vehicle for problem solving through real-world data collection and analysis.