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Visualizing the Measures of Center

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This activity lets students visualize the relationship between a data set and the mean and median of that data set. Try dragging around the points. What do you notice about the the relationship between the mean, median, mode, and the distribution of points?

Grade: 
Grade 10
Task Type: 
Technology
Content: 
central tendency: — analysis of measures and discussion of outliers — calculation of mean, median, mode, and range
Curricular Competency: 
Reasoning and analyzing: Use reasoning to explore and make connections
Reasoning and analyzing: Use technology to explore mathematics
Understanding and solving: Visualize to explore mathematical concepts
Communicating and representing: Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways
Communicating and representing: Use mathematical vocabulary and language to contribute to mathematical discussions

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