Instructional Activity# Travel Times (Part 2)

Lesson 10. Unit 8. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 10, Unit 8, Grade 6. This activity serves two key purposes: to reinforce the idea of the mean as a balance point and a measure of center of a distribution, and to introduce the idea that distances of data points from the mean can help us describe variability in data, which prepares students to think about mean absolute deviation in the next lesson. Students also practice calculating mean of a distribution and interpreting it in context.