6.SP.5 This is a fantastic, easy to use activity to help students not only learn how to compute the mean absolute deviation, but also UNDERSTAND what it means.
The first page contains step by step instructions for computing the mean absolute deviation. It is followed by three examples of quiz scores - one with no variability, one with moderate variability, and one with extreme variability. Finally, students are asked to create a line plot for each set of data. This helps students to visualize the variability.