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Athletics Problem

Length: 1-3 Hours

Discipline: Statistics

Level: Introductory (middle grade, gifted students)

Author: Chamberlin, Scott

The Athletics Problem is one that asks students to engage in computing a correlation while simultaneously looking at spread of data (standard deviation). Specifically, students are asked to look at demographic data, height, and weight to determine if any relationship exists between the event athletes do and their demographic data.

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