Measures of Variation

Variation makes the world—and data sets—more interesting. Young data analysts view an engaging YouTube video to learn about measures of variation. Range and interquartile range are the topics under consideration here.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class research data sets of interest and calculate measures of variation
Classroom Considerations
  • Note that the video references a previous video on mean, median, and mode; pupils should be able to calculate mean and median
  • Some familiarity with data analysis is beneficial
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Thorough explanations aid viewers in comprehending the material
  • Work is neat and easy to follow
Cons
  • Lecture-type instruction may not be helpful for all learners
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