Education Technology

Heavy Hitting

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity uses baseball's slugging average to compute weighted means using summary statistics. Some students may need an explanation of the terms singles, doubles, triples, and home runs.

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 determine the weighted mean of univariate data.
  • After the Activity

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