Education Technology

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Activity Overview

This activity explores what happens to measures of center and spread when outliers are introduced and when sample size varies.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
  • Use observations about differences between two or more samples to make conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken
  • After the Activity

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