# Analyzing a Frequency Table - Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Outlier

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This product will help your students discover how outliers affect the measures of central tendency and range. By making calculations and analyzing data, students make conjectures and justify them in writing using mathematical reasoning and evidence.

What is included?
This product contains 2 student work pages centered around a set of data presented in a frequency table. The data includes an outlier. Students are required to calculate mean, median, mode, and range from each data display. Students must analyze the data to determine the best measure of central tendency and justify their reasoning.

When should this worksheet be used?
Students should know how to find mean, median, mode, and range before beginning. They should also be able to describe and identify an outlier.

How will this worksheet enhance your lesson?
This product veers away from basic problems where students find measures of central tendency and spread from a simple list of data. By presenting data in a graphical representation, students must interpret the data before making calculations and conjectures. Finally, this product allows students to see how using measures of central tendency and spread can be useful in daily life by placing data sets in context.

This activity is aligned with common core standards 6.SP.A.2, 6.SP.A.3, 6.SP.B.5, 6.SP.B.5.A, 6.SP.B.5.C, and 6.SP.B.5.D.

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Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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