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.

Express mean, median, and mode
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.3 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn to express mean, median and mode as a single number by pulling data from a line plot.

Distinguish between measure of center and measure of variance
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.3 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn the difference between measure of center and measure of variance by using a line plot and a number line to find the median and variance of a set of data.

Solve a realworld problem involving measures of center and variance
COMMON CORE: 6.SP.3 BY: WENDY SACHELIn this lesson you will learn to solve a real world problem involving measures of center and measures of variance by using a standard algorithm.
Isolation Drills:
None
Interactive Practice:
 An Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode – This lesson plan includes a link to a three page worksheet to print
 Jupiter Is Average – Using data from our solar system, students explore median, mode, mean, and range. Students learn to use an online calculator to determine the mean and range.
 Landmark Chart Numbers – Range, mean, median, and mode game
 Mean and Median – This applet allows the user to investigate the mean, median, and boxandwhisker plot for a set of data that they create
 Mean and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Mean Green Machine – Use a calculator to find and use the average, or mean, of a set of data
 Mean, Median, and Mode Calculator – Enter numbers separated by comma and then calculate
 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range – PowerPoint show to introduce the topic
 Measures of Central Tendency – Fourpage worksheet for a quiz, no answers given
 Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode – Examples, student worksheet, and checklist [13 page document]
 Measures of Spread: Box and Whisker Plots – From the Australian Bureau of Statistics – includes suggested problems to assign [from the Internet archive which is called the Wayback Machine.]
 Median – Explore median as the middle value of an ordered data set. Learn how to calculate and interpret mean values. Work through the lesson, experiment with the interactive figure and then answer five questions. [caution: do not submit until you have selected answers to all of the questions
 Medians – Understand and apply the concepts of median and mean.
 Minimum, Maximum, Mode, and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Mode and Range – Worksheet to print for students
 Party Comedian – Find and use the median of a set of data.
 Party Mode – Find and use the mode of a set of data.
 Quantifying Probability – Lesson plan with examples designed for 7th grade math [This expired page is from the Wayback Machine.]
 Rugby Math – Mean, mode and median
 Send in the Trolls – The trolls need your help finding the troll with the middle height (to send to a beauty contest).
 The Beatles Averages – Worksheet to print for students
 What are Your Chances – What many people refer to as ‘good luck’ can actually be explained by a little knowledge about probability and statistics. This dice game allows you to see how increasing or decreasing the number of dice rolls effects an outcome.
 Working with Measures of Central Tendency – Students use given data to complete an online worksheet
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