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ERIC Number: EJ868318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Mean, Median and Mode from a Decision Perspective
Holt, Melinda Miller; Scariano, Stephen M.
Journal of Statistics Education, v17 n3 Nov 2009
The classroom activity described here allows mathematically mature students to explore the role of mean, median and mode in a decision-making environment. While students discover the importance of choosing a measure of central tendency, their understanding of probability distributions, maximization, and prediction is reinforced through active learning. The lesson incorporates the GAISE recommendations by actively engaging students in the process of statistical problem-solving in a realistic situation. (Contains 12 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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