Describe the shape of the data in box plots and histograms. Choose an appropriate measure of center (or an appropriate shape) based on the shape and the relationship between the mean and the median.
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How are these three graphs different?
Below is a histogram representing the total assessed property value of single-family houses in Boston during fiscal year 2017.
The graph does not include houses greater than $1,000,000 in assessed value. The descriptive data provided does include the houses greater than $1,000,000 in assessed value.
Approximate where you think the mean and the median would be based on the shape of the data.
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..
Below is a box plot of data that describes the amount of money spent per student on average, by state, in the school year 2004–2005.
Explain, is this data skew left, right, or symmetrical?
Box Plots, Amount Spent Per Student is made available by Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. on Shodor Interactivate. ©1994-2018 The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. Accessed June 26, 2017, 2:37 p.m..
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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 person in a random sample of ten ninth graders was asked one question:
Here are the data for these ten students:
Algebra I > Module 1 > Topic A > Lesson 2 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..