Task# Puzzle Times

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This is a simple task designed to assess students' ability to construct a dot plot and to calculate and compare measures of cente. It also provides an opportunity to discus how the relative values of the mean and the median relate to the shape of a data distribution. Here, the data distribution is a bit skewed to the right, so the value of the mean is greater than the value of the median. But, since the distribution is not far from symmetric, the value of the mean and the value of the median are close.