Common Core Math Stations and Games - Mean Absolute Deviation Problem Solvers

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This is a new station for practicing problem solving.This set focuses on finding mean absolute deviation and includes four different Poly Problem Solvers, each with five problems. Students solve the problem and match the solution to it. I suggest using hook and loop tabs. This way, students can actually stick the solutions next to the problems. There are two extra answers in each case, so that student must solve the last problem rather than use process of elimination.

My station rotations are in groups of four. I like to use these as a partner station. That is, when the group gets to this station, they work in partner pairs on two different Poly Problem Solvers. They can grab another poly problem solver if they finish with time left at the station. You could also have the students work individually or in groups of four. There is a sheet for students to show their work.

I have included two versions. In the first, the problems and answers are in corresponding colors. That way, if a student drops an answer, you know which Poly Problem Solver it belongs to. In the second version, all the problems and answers are in black. Here you can print them on four different colored sheets of paper. I prefer cardstock for the weight and feel, but plain copy paper works, too. I laminate the included student directions to keep at the station.

I am working on Poly Problem Solvers for many other problem solving skills. Please check back for more!!!

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Common Core:
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5c Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A.3 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.

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