Represent data in a histogram and calculate the center. Identify when the median and mean are not the same value.
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In this lesson, students are asked to observe some differences between mean and median in a data set but will not need to be proficient at relating this to the skew of the data set until the end of lesson 4.
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The information in the table represents the number of single-family residential homes in Boston and their respective assessed value for fiscal year 2017.
Sketch a histogram based on the data in the table.
Property Assessment published by Department of Innovation and Technology is made available by Analyze Boston under the Open Data Commons PDDL. Accessed June 26, 2017, 2:31 p.m..
Identify which histograms belong with the measures of center shown. Explain your reasoning.
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Each of the 20 students in Mr. Anderson’s class timed how long it took them to solve a puzzle. Their times, in minutes, are listed below.
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