One of the first topics that many Secondary 4 E-Math students learnt is a statistics chapter known as Mean and Standard Deviation (SD for short).
The nice thing about this chapter is that the 2 most important formula are both available in the E-Math (subject code: 4016) formula sheet! No memorization required, just understanding of their usage.
In this post, I will illustrate 2 methods to get the answers for mean and SD for ungrouped data (refer to example). The 2 methods are manual and calculator.
Given 15, 6, 18, 9, 2 and 4, find the mean and standard deviation.
Calculator, Casio fx-85MS:
- Mode, 2(SD)
- Enter the data in this manner, 15, M+ follows by 6, M+…
- To get mean: Press ‘Shift’, 2, 1,=
- To get SD: Press ‘Shift’, 2, 2,=
Here are some additional information you can obtain using the calculator:
Answers obtained through both methods are the same. By knowing these 2 methods, you can use either to double check.