Resources for teaching statistics: Teacher Preparation

3.10 One best number: The mean or the median

Marion Steel (Epsom Girls’ Grammar School) discusses the idea of statistical efficiency, when and why to use a particular measure of centre.

She explains as teachers we should be discussing when, how and why to choose a particular measure over another and the statistical reasoning behind the decision.

This is important statistical reasoning for Merit and Excellence students.

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