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.
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.
Students measure distances using standard and nonstandard units and record their measurement in various tables.
Using the story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calveras County” by Mark Twain, students simulate a jumping-frog contest and determine the distances “jumped.”
This project-based unit on statistics furnishes a vehicle for problem solving through real-world data collection and analysis.