Instructional Activity# Example 1: Describing Distributions

Lesson 10. Unit 6. Grade 6 EngageNY

EngageNY8 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 10, Unit 6, Grade 6. This is the first of two lessons that help students apply what they have learned about the mean and the MAD in order to describe a data distribution. In this lesson, students calculate and then interpret the mean as a measure of center, the MAD as a measure of spread or variability, and use a dot plot to learn about the shape of a data distribution. Students calculate the mean and MAD for a data distribution.