ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2015] PRE (9-12) 40 :
40 ) Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). (Identify unifrom, skewed, and normal distridutions in a set of data. Determine the quartiles and interquartile range for a set of data.) [S-ID3] (Alabama)

Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Is This Normal? Exploring The Normal Distribution

In this activity, students will be introduced to the Quincunx or Galton Board. The Quincunx is a device where marbles bounce off pegs and the chance of a bounce to the left or to the right is equal. The marbles fall into trays at the bottom of the device in a normal distribution. The students will complete a What Do I Notice?/What Do I Wonder? Table after playing the Interactive Quincunx. The purpose of the activity is to introduce students to normal distribution.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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