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Mean, Median, and Mode.
Title – Mean, Median, and Mode.
By – Kristin Reeves
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 7
Multimedia Graphing Unit Contents:
- Lesson 1: YouTube Scatter Plot Instructions
- Lesson 2: Using Scatter Plots
- Lesson 3: Types of Graphs PowerPoint
- Lesson 4: Create Excel Chart and Kidspiration Presentation
- Lesson 5: Mean, Median, Mode and M&Ms (below)
- Mean, Median, and Mode
- 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:
- We will discuss the definitions of the mean, median, and mode.
- Students will count and graph the number of pieces of candy in their packs by color. Each student will graph his/her results.
- 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 ]
- Use the data to calculate the median, or middle number. 
- Use the data to calculate the mode, or the number that occurs most frequently. 
- The students will record their data on a worksheet and graph their findings.
- 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.
- They will turn in their worksheets and graphs for grading.
- Eat M&Ms!
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