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Unit 6 Statistics

6th Grade Math Unit 6 vocabulary words

Grouped Frequency Table The organization of raw data in table form with classes and frequencies
Histogram a way of displaying numeric data using horizontal or vertical bars so that the height or length of the bars indicates frequency
Inter-Quartile Range (IQR) The difference between the upper quartile and the lower quartile in middle 50% of a set of data.
Maximum value The largest value in a set of data
Mean Absolute Deviation the average distance of each data value from the mean.
Mean The “average” or “fair share” value for the data.
Measures of Center The mean and the median are both ways to measure the center for a set of data.
Measures of Spread The range and the Mean Absolute Deviation are both common ways to measure the spread for a set of data.
Median The value for which half the numbers are larger and half are smaller.
Minimum value The smallest value in a set of data.
Mode The number or numbers that occurs the most often in a list.
Numerical Data A set of data that consists of numbers only
Outlier An outlier is an observation that is numerically distant from the rest of the data.
Range A measure of spread. The difference between the maximum value and the minimum value in a set of data.
Skewed Data When a set of data is not symmetrical, meaning it contains one or more outliers and tends to have a long tail on the left or right side.
Statistical Questions A question for which you don't expect to get a single answer. Instead, you expect to get a variety of different answers, and you are interested in the distribution and tendency of those answers
Variability Describes how spread out or closely clustered a set of data It includes range and mean absolute deviation.
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