Math Curriculum

Level D
Unit: Statistics and Probability
Key Lesson 6.8.11 Variability and MAD

Lesson topic: Mean average deviation (MAD)

Instructor Materials

  • Teacher guide
  • Slides
  • Practice Problems resource
  • CCRS standard: 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.5c
  • Learning goal: Calculate the mean absolute deviation (MAD) for a data set and interpret what it tells us about the situation. Compare and contrast (in writing) distributions that have the same mean, but different amounts of variability. Comprehend that “mean absolute deviation (MAD)” is a measure of variability, i.e., a single number summarizing how spread out the data set is.
  • 6.8 Assessment and Practice Problems

Student Materials

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