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Using Your Hair to Understand Descriptive Statistics

Using Your Hair to Understand Descriptive Statistics

The purpose of this activity is to enhance students' understanding of various descriptive measures. In particular, by completing this hands-on activity students will experience a visual interpretation of a mean, median, outlier and the concept of distance-to-mean. The activity, created by Tisha Hooks and Christopher Malone of Winona State University, is a fun lesson about something most students find anything but. Its fresh look is one of the most worthwhile features of this guide.


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