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Section: A1.1.6

Bringing it all together

• Represent a data set in different ways and decide which way is most appropriate (S-ID.A.1).
• Select measures of center and spread appropriate to the shape of the distribution (S-ID.A.3).
• Compare and contrast two or more distributions by using appropriate measures to describe center, variability, and shape (S-ID.A.2).

In this section, students are presented with summary statistics (mean, median, standard deviation, Q1, Q3, and minimum and maximum values) for five sets of data. Students must decide how best to represent the data, interpret and understand differences in center and spread, and determine if there are any outliers in order to accurately compare the given data sets.

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