Grade 6 Mathematics Module 6, Topic B, Lesson 7


Student Outcomes

  • Students characterize the center of a distribution by its mean in the sense of a balance point.
  • Students understand that the mean is a balance point by calculating the distances of the data points from the mean and call the distances, deviations.
  • Students understand that the mean is the value such that the sum of the deviations is equal to zero.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
6.SP.3 Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a...
6.SP.5.c Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range...

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