Lesson Plan - Get It!
- Can you tackle some mean problems with a smile on your face?
Let's find out in this lesson, with practice problems on mean, median, and mode!
To get started, let's do a quick review of mean, median, and mode.
What better way than with an example?
Find the mean, median, and mode for this set of data:
7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 6, 8, 9, 11, 10.
If you need a quick reminder of these terms, here it is:
- the average — Add all the numbers in a set and divide by the total numbers in the set.
- Find the middle number when the numbers are listed from least to greatest. (HINT: If there are two middle numbers, add them together and divide by 2.)
- the number that appears the most in the set
And why not throw in an extra?
- the highest number in the set minus the smallest number in the set
Okay, your turn!
Figure out the mean, median, and mode of the data set above on a piece of paper.
Then, come back and check your work. No peeking before you have tried!
- How did you do?
- Did you get the answers correct?
If not, please try it again looking at the step-by-step explanations above.
Once you feel ready, go to the Got It? section for some more practice.