Task# Offensive Linemen

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

In this task, students are able to conjecture about the differences and similarities in the two groups from a strictly visual perspective and then support their comparisons with appropriate measures of center and variability. This will reinforce that much can be gleaned simply from visual comparison of appropriate graphs, particularly those of similar scale. Since the two distributions have similar variability and almost identical MADs, students are able to express the difference in mean values with reference to the MAD of either group. As a possible extension, students can investigate if these distributions are in fact similar to the distributions of offensive lineman weights at similar schools (such as schools in the same respective divisions or conferences).