# Mean Absolute Deviation Practice

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• Price per ClassroomFREE
• Grade Levels 6, 7, 8
• Topics Statistics
• Duration 20 Minutes
• Auto Scored? Yes
• Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

### Activity Description

The primary goal of this worksheet is to enable students to calculate and interpret the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for data sets. MAD is a fundamental concept in statistics, providing insights into the variability of data. Students will follow the step-by-step instructions to calculate the mean, absolute deviation and then finally the MAD for two different data sets.

### Learning Objective

At the end of this worksheet, students will be able to calculate and interpret the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for a given dataset.

### Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).

### Common Core: MATH

Statistics & Probability

Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

Statistics & Probability

Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.