Mean of Absolute Value

  • Given data, including data in a real-world context, students will calculate and interpret the mean absolute deviation of a data set.
  • Students will identify that descriptive statistics (mean absolute deviation, standard deviation, etc.) may include measures of center and dispersion.
  • Students will understand that variance, standard deviation, and mean absolute deviation measure the dispersion of the data.
  • Students will identify that the sum of the deviations of data points from the mean of a data set is 0.