Mean, Median, Mode
Teacher will play the mean, median, and mode song for students to capture their attention and to show them what they will be learning in that day’s activity.
I will be introduced to mean, median and mode through a fun and interesting song.
- Teacher will split children into pairs and give them a worksheet with the names “mean, median and mode” to define on a specific dictionary website.
- Students will be encouraged to learn definitions of these words on their own with another student using a dictionary website on the internet to create collaboration
I will search for definitions of my vocabulary words with a partner.
- Have a piece of chart paper ready
- Tell students to give teacher the definition of each word by asking for volunteers
- After these are all written on the paper, explain that the paper will be up in the classroom for their use.
- Explain how to find the mean, median, and mode by writing a set of five numbers on the board and solving for each
- Explain that everything in our world has data sets. Explain that test scores are used to find out how well the class is doing on average and things like house prices for averages as well.
- Ask students if they know any lists that use data collections
- Students might answer, “sports”, pricing for anything we buy”
I will be learning the definitions of mean, median, and mode and how to apply this in real life.
I will be learning why it is important to learn these and how I can apply them in my daily life outside of school
•Students will be given instruction to access a document with google sheets
•They are encouraged to find their name in the document and add their shoe size into the document
•Explain that the google sheet can help add up and divide by how many students there are to find the average shoe size of the classroom
•Have Students use google sheets to then work with a partner and find the median and the mode on their own
Spot check and walk around classroom to verify understanding
I will be learning how to use google sheets to find data sets and find the average of a specific set.
I will then be working with a partner to find the median and mode of everyone in the class’ shoe size.
- Give students review worksheet to do quietly by themselves
- Use this time to answer any questions or help students that didn’t quite understand the lesson
- Listen to the Mean, Median and Mode Toads to finish the lesson
I will be doing a worksheet to review what I learned in class.
Key Standards Supported
Statistics And Probability
Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.
Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
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.
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
Reporting the number of observations.
Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.