Comparing Data Sets

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Created by Illustrative MathematicsIllustrative Mathematics, CC BY 4.0
Subject: Algebra, Algebra 2
Grade: 8-9
Standards: HSS-ID.A.2HSS-ID.A.1
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Comparing Data Sets

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Bowling Partners

1) Each histogram shows the bowling scores for the last 25 games played by each person. Choose 2 of these people to join your bowling team. Explain your reasoning.

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Comparing Marathon Times

All of the marathon runners from each of two different age groups have their finishing times represented in the dot plot.

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2) Which age group tends to take longer to run the marathon?

a)

Ages 30-39

b)

Ages 40-49

3) Explain your reasoning.

4) Which age group has more variable finish times?

a)

Ages 30-39

b)

Ages 40-49

5) Explain your reasoning.

Comparing Measures

Study each group of data sets and then answer the four questions that follow each group.


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6) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

7) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

8) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

9) Explain your reasoning.


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10) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

11) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

12) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

13) Explain your reasoning.


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14) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

15) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

16) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

17) Explain your reasoning.


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18) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

19) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

20) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

21) Explain your reasoning.


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22) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

23) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

24) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

25) Explain your reasoning.


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26) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

27) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

28) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

29) Explain your reasoning.


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30) Determine the best measure of center and measure of variability to use based on the shape of the distribution.

31) Determine which set has the greatest measure of center.

32) Determine which set has the greatest measure of variability.

33) Explain your reasoning.