This PowerPoint introduces, exemplifies, and defines range, mean, median, and mode. It is set up in the "I do" then "we do" then "you do" format of teaching.
I have created a worksheet to go with the guided practice here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Range-Mean-Median-Mode-with-MMs-Worksheet
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.
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.
This same presentation is also available in SmartNotebook format if you like that better. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Range-Mean-Median-Mode-with-MMs