ASQ - Statistics Division

A Graphical Supplement for Teaching Mean and Standard Deviation Calculations – Mini Paper Taken from the Winter 1998 Newsletter

Abstract: Students are a mixed group with varied skills and experiences. They also have different preferences in learning and respond differently to various teaching strategies. This article uses geometric techniques to graphically calculate the mean and standard deviation. This may help some students by using their preferred learning styles, and may help others by asking them to stretch their understandings by considering new applications.

Keywords: Standard deviation

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