How do you decide between using the mean, median or mode to represent your data? This investigation presents students with three very different data sets and asks them to find measures of center. They will also be asked to manipulate the data and see how that affects all three measures of center. Ultimately, this self-guided activity will lead your students to an understanding of how to select the best measure of center.
The investigation is set up to organize your students' work/thinking and allow them to thoughtfully share data with their peers. The end of the document has a conclusion section that will summarize what your students should have learned at the end of the activity.
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