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Teacher to Teacher: Analyzing Data With Mean Absolute Deviation

Science Scope—April/May 2017

This column provides practical advice from your peers. Teachers need to emphasize that when analyzing and interpreting data, multiple trials produce the best test results. Students often struggle with understanding the significance of this science and engineering practice and the importance of averages, or arithmetic means, that result from multiple trials.This article discusses ways to help students understand this science and engineering practice.
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