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# Describing Distributions Numerically - AP Stats - Ch 5

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## Steve Mays

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Describing Distributions
Numerically
AP Stats - Chapter 5
What do we want to learn on this journey?
What do we want to learn on this journey to a galaxy far, far away?
We really aren't travelling to a galaxy far far away, I'm just a Star Wars freak.
How do we describe the center of a distribution?
How do we describe the spread of a distribution?
What is the 5-Number Summary?
How do you make a boxplot?
How can I determine if something is an outlier?
May the Force be with you . . .
What are the "Measures of Center"?
What is the 5-Number Summary?
We need to put our data values in numerical order to find the 5-Number Summary, so here's a short video to show you how to use your calculator to sort values in your lists.
How is the 5-Number Summary used?
The 5-Number Summary can be used to make a boxplot. Mr. Mays loves boxplots. They are probably his favorite type of display.
Here's a video on how to make a boxplot on your calculator. You need to be able to make one by hand and with your calculator.
How do I describe the spread of a distribution?
This video shows you some useful calculator techniques that will help you find the spread and other important summary statistics.
Should I use the mean or the median?
How else can I use a boxplot?
I found my daughter's next Halloween costume.
See you in stats class.
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