Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Dispersion of Data (Day 2 0f 2) - Section 1: Partner Work

 

In this article, it posts how standard deviation is used to measure risks.  The entire insurance industry is based upon predicting these risks.  By showing students relevance in the real world, I think it hooks students, and provides them intrinsic motivation to want to learn.

Presenting students with some data for them to act as actuaries to provide insurance or not for customers with given information is a good extension activity for this lesson.  It may be something that the advanced students can focus on more, as teachers work with lower level students.

  Showing students relevance of standard deviation and measuring risks
  Intrinsic Motivation: Showing students relevance of standard deviation and measuring risks
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Dispersion of Data (Day 2 0f 2)

Unit 9: Statistics
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT find and describe the dispersion of a set of data about military salaries.

Big Idea: To check the work of variance and standard deviation using a calculator, and be able to support the description with the math.

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univariate data, Math, Statistics, Sample Size, range, interquartile range, standard deviation, variance, Dispersion of data, Spread of Data, graphing calculator, ti, Self
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