Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Day 29... Describing Distributions

Today we started discussing how to describe a distribution.   As an introduction,  I referenced a news article from a few nights ago where the reporter faked a theft in order to do a story on eye witness accounts.   The more detail you give the cops the better sketch they can produce.   Similarly,  the more detail we give about a distribution,  the better we are able to visualize the graph and how the variable behaves.   Here,  students are sorting distributions by shape in order to see common patterns.

1 comment:

  1. Do you happen to have a file with these graphs? Or can you point me in the right direction. I'd love to do this, along with your idea of writing the description and having the students match the graph. These should be guaranteed easy point, but I know my students (esp. the past couple of years) have not been taking advantage of them. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas in your blog. I never realized how many teachers are sharing their stuff out there, and it has really spiced up my AP Stats class.