Visual Representations of a Data Set: Shape, Symmetry & Skewness


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A statistician makes a graph, which includes a shape that's almost mirrored perfectly across a line, but not quite. How should we describe the shape?

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1. When a data set is visually symmetrical, what occurs all at the same point?

2. A graph that peaks to the left or the right of the center is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and accompanying worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand the shape of a graph. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like data sets and statistics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify data set that is visually symmetrical
  • Explain characteristics of a graph
  • Define symmetrical
  • Identify a type of graph and data set with two different points
  • Understand the areas in a data set where no distributions have been made

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about analyzing visually symmetrical data sets in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the distribution of a skewed data set and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about areas in data sets where no distributions have been made

Additional Learning

Use the lesson on Visual Representations of a Data Set: Shape, Symmetry and Skewness to learn more about these concepts. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define skewed
  • Understand the tail of a data set
  • Identify data that is skewed left or right
  • Explain data sets that have two different modes