Instructional Activity# Shooting Hoops (Part 3)

Lesson 11. Unit 8. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 11, Unit 8, Grade 6. In the previous activity, students evaluated the performance of three students based on the mean and variability. Here they learn the term mean absolute deviation (MAD) as a way to quantify variability and calculate it by finding distances between the mean and each data value. Students compare data sets with the same mean but different MADs and interpret the variations in context.