What are Center, Shape, and Spread?


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Which of the following is not a way to describe shape?

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1. For which case do you use median rather than mean to calculate the center?

2. What is the range of this graph?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Center, shape, and spread are all used to describe the distribution of a set of data. Some vocabulary terms and topics you will be assessed on include range, skewed, and how to find the center of data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this interactive quiz, you will be assessed on the following definitions:

  • Range
  • Median
  • Center
  • Shape

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve statistical distribution practice problems
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as range
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about center, spread, and shape

Additional Learning

To learn more about statistical distribution, review the accompanying lesson What are Center, Shape, and Spread? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Center
  • Shape
  • Spread
  • Bimodal
  • Unimodal
  • Bell-shaped