## 1.8 Activity: Football kicking contest

In previous activities and assignments, we have asked questions about the expected (or “typical”) values for a Monte Carlo simulation and the expected (or “typical”) variation in the results. So far, we’ve answered these questions simply by looking at plots of the results.

In this activity, we will develop a more rigorous method to find the expected value of a distribution and to measure the variation.

### 1.8.1 Where should the judge stand?

In this activity, you will be exploring the following question:

How can we summarize the “typical” value in a distribution?

To access the activty
1.8.1: Football kick: Where should the judge stand?
Resources
✓  Instructor solutions

### 1.8.2 How far does she run?

In this activity, you will be exploring the following question:

How can we quantify variability and summarize it into a single measure?

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1.8.2: Football kick: How far does she run?