Using cooperative learning methods, this activity helps students develop a better intuitive understanding of what is meant by variability in statistics. Emphasis is placed on the standard deviation as a measure of variability. This lesson also helps students to discover that the standard deviation is a measure of the density of values about the mean of a distribution. As such, students become more aware of how clusters, gaps, and extreme values affect the standard deviation.

Date Of Record Creation | 2006-10-16 10:48:00 |
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Date Last Modified | 2006-10-16 10:48:00 |

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Author Name | Cary J. Roseth |

Author Organization | University of Minnesota |

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