I use this lesson to teach mean, median, mode, and range. The lesson can be split over 2-3 days of teaching and can be referred to on other days as review.
This presentation includes definitions, examples, modeling, and practice. It also has modeling and practicing with M&M candies, higher level thinking questions, tips and tricks for remembering the definitions, and a SONG!!!! The end of the presentation has a check for understanding Exit Ticket so that you can check the progress of your students.
There is an alternate slide at the end of the presentation you can use instead of slide #15 if you also purchase the M&Ms worksheet.
Common Core: 6.SP.3 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.
This presentation involves manipulatives (candy, whiteboards), modeling, guided practice, independent and group practice, visual learning, hands on learning, and check for understanding.