Day 18: Normal Calculations with a Twist

 

We are working on the concept of z-scores and the associated skill development in AP Statistics.  I found this awesome and easily implemented activity at Teaching Statistics blog.  This particular self-checking activity was shared at the Made4Math blog.

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There are problems on the front and answers on the back, but the twist is that the answer on the back goes with a different problem.  So students pick any first card, work out the problem, find the answer on a different card, then turn it over for their next problem to solve.  The set has a nice mix of given a data value, find the probability, or given the probability, find the data value.  We actually spent two days on this practice activity (approximately 15 minutes each day): the first day they did the problems using the Standard Normal Table without a calculator and the second day they used the calculator commands: normcdf( and invnorm(.

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