Education Technology

Spread Out - Looking at Variance in Slugging Averages

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This exploration uses baseball's slugging average to explore variance and standard deviation.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity.

Students will:

  • Be able to calculate the standard deviation of univariate data.
  • After the Activity

    Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary