Activity

Set the number of rows to 6 and the number of columns to 10. Investigate the following:

- What is the smallest value of the standard deviation that you can find for a distribution involving
at least two distinct numbers (that is, at least two different columns should be shaded)?
- Can you create more that one distribution that yields this minimum standard deviation?
- Can you get this standard deviation from a distribution that involves at least three distinct numbers?
- Under what circumstances is the standard deviation small?

- What is the largest value of the standard deviation that you can find for a distribution involving at least
two distinct numbers?
- Can you create more that one distribution that yields this maximum standard deviation?
- Under what circumstances is the standard deviation large?