Averages: The Mean! Puzzles and problems to work out the mean average.
This activity pack contains four tasks:
**Comparing Data Using the Mean**
Give students a reason to calculate the mean average! The data show the results of some girls and boys competing in different sports events, can they use the mean to work out which group did better?
**Mean Average Puzzles**
Here are 12 sets of numbers and their means. The trouble is some of the numbers are missing... students have to work out the numbers that make the averages correct. Requires use of some very simple algebra to work out some of the missing numbers.
**A Mean Puzzle**
Use the clues to work out how each child scored in a test.
**Mean Exit Slips**
A set of exit slips that can be given out at the end of a lesson to quickly and easily determine whether everyone understands how to calculate the mean.
Tags: Averages, The Mean,
Common Core: 6.SP.B.5.C
Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean)