# Mean, Median, and Mode.

Subject:

Math

7

Title – Mean, Median, and Mode.
By – Kristin Reeves
Primary Subject – Math

Multimedia Graphing Unit Contents:

Content:

Mean, Median, and Mode

Benchmarks:

D.AN.07.04 Find and interpret the median, quartiles, and interquartile range of a given set of data.

Learning Resources and Materials:

Packets of M&Ms

Development of Lesson:

Introduction:

We will discuss the definitions of the mean, median, and mode.

Methods/Procedures:

1. Students will count and graph the number of pieces of candy in their packs by color. Each student will graph his/her results.
2. Use the above data to figure the mean, the average number of pieces of candy of each color. For example, if the data indicates 1 red candy, 2 green candies, 3 orange candies, 7 yellow candies, and 7 purple candies, the mean, or average number of pieces of each color is 4. [ (1 + 2 + 3 + 7 + 7) / 5 = 4 ]
3. Use the data to calculate the median, or middle number. [3]
4. Use the data to calculate the mode, or the number that occurs most frequently. [7]
5. The students will record their data on a worksheet and graph their findings.
6. We will compile all data and find a class-wide mean, median, and mode.

I will assist any students with special needs in the counting of their candy.

Assessment/Evaluation:

They will turn in their worksheets and graphs for grading.

Closure:

Eat M&Ms!

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