Education Technology

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Published on 10/17/2008

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