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Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data by drawing informal comparative inferences about two populations

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.SP.B.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/7/SP/B/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3

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Big Ideas: Drawing comparative inferences may involve analyzing the data using mean, median, mean absolute deviation, and/or mode. This task is designed to challenge the students to draw inferences when given a set of data about two populations. Students must have prior knowledge in finding mean, median, mode and mean absolute deviation. Students will examine the data and calculate the various averages to determine which one allows for informal comparative inferences to be made with the greatest accuracy. The data in this lesson has been collected from the past ten years for the Colts and Patriots of the NFL. Vocabulary: mean, median, mode, mean absolute deviation