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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:


    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.



      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.



        They will turn in their worksheets and graphs for grading.



      Eat M&Ms!

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