Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Exploration Activity

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Mean, median, mode, and range are explored in this activity lesson pack complete with lesson plans, student packets, and graphing pages. You and your students will tackle these four important measures of central tendency through a fun lab activity involving bubble gum, M&Ms, birthdays, dice, and more. Students will collect data, analyze their data, and then graph their results all while learning about the mean, median, mode, and range of various scenarios.

This activity is prepared and ready to be enjoyed as a single class with 4 lab activities, or as an entire grade level activity (please buy the appropriate number of licenses) with 6 lab activities. Lesson plans for either scenario and student worksheets for both options are included and are clearly marked.

You receive:

• 4 Cover pages that clearly mark the different sections

• 23 Lesson plan pages clearly guiding you through the lesson with examples, scripts, helpful hints, and more

• 5 Individual Classroom pages (3 Data Collection pages & 2 Data Analysis pages)

• 14 Group Classroom pages (8 Data Collection pages & 6 Data Analysis pages)

• 5 Graph Paper pages

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Total Pages
53 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. For example, decide whether the words in a chapter of a seventh-grade science book are generally longer than the words in a chapter of a fourth-grade science book.
Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.


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