Task# Math Homework Problems

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The goal of this task is to calculate and interpret the Mean Absolute Deviation in a context. It is intended to be an introductory task but can readily be adapted for a more in depth study. The teacher may wish to have students make a dot plot of the data or analyze the quartiles and create a box plot. The data set is peculiar in that it roughly divides into three separate parts: the days (4) when there is little or no homework, the days (3) when there is a moderate number of homework problems, and the days (3) when the assignment is relatively large.