Spread in Data Sets: Definition & Example - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the measure of how far the numbers in a data set are away from the mean or the median?

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1. What are three methods you can use to find the spread in data?


What is the range of the data set below?

3, 7, 9, 11, 11, 11, 15, 17, 18, 24

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at the spread in data is one way of interpreting the significance of data. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of data spreads, including the methods you can use to find the spread in data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How far the numbers in a data set are away from the mean or median
  • What methods you can use to find data spreads
  • The difference between highest and lower value in a data set
  • The value difference between upper and lower quartile
  • A measure of how far a set of numbers are spread out

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related data spread lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding spreads in data and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding data spreads

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about, make sure to read the related lesson on Spread in Data Sets. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Providing an example of how a person might analyze data spread
  • Defining key terms, such as range, interquartile range, and variance
  • Demonstrating how to find quartiles
  • Showing how to find variance
  • Explaining how to use this information