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Title: Understanding the Standard Deviation: What Makes it Larger or Smaller?
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/cause/cooperative/examples/14046.html
Creator: Roseth, Cary J.
Publisher: University of Minnesota
Description: Using cooperative learning methods, this activity helps students develop a better intuitive understanding of what is meant by variability in statistics. Emphasis is placed on the standard deviation as a measure of variability. This lesson also helps students to discover that the standard deviation is a measure of the density of values about the mean of a distribution. As such, students become more aware of how clusters, gaps, and extreme values affect the standard deviation.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Analysis of variance and covariance. Experimental design
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Distributions. Characteristic functions
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Normal distribution
Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Standard deviation
Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Tests of variance
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-16 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-01-28 12:40:08 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
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Resource URL Clicks: 6
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