Unit 6, Lesson 10, Grade 6 icon
Unit 6, Lesson 10

Describing Distributions Using the Mean and MAD

EngageNY 45 min(s)

This is the first of two lessons that help students apply what they have learned about the mean and the MAD in order to describe a data distribution. In this lesson, students calculate and then interpret the mean as a measure of center, the MAD as a measure of spread or variability, and use a dot plot to learn about the shape of a data distribution. Students calculate the mean and MAD for a data distribution. Students use the mean and MAD to describe a data distribution in terms of center and variability.

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