Education Technology

Finding Standard Deviation

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Find the mean of a set of data
  • Use the mean and operations on lists to find the deviation from the mean, the variance, and the standard deviation.
  • After the Activity

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