Instructional Activity# Example 2: Balancing More Than Two Points

Lesson 7. Unit 6. Grade 6 EngageNY

EngageNY5 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 7, Unit 6, Grade 6. This example extends the data set from one containing two data points to one that contains three data points. The main idea is that it does not matter how many data points there are. Whether the data points are represented as pennies on a ruler or as dots on a dot plot, the mean balances the total of the distances of the points to the left of the mean and the total of the distances of the points to the right of the mean.