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Mean, Mode and Median

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Mean, Mode and Median

Math Foundations

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You will apply their understanding of calculating mean, median, and mode to construct data sets under certain restrictions.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Apply your understanding of calculating mean, median, and mode to construct data sets under certain restrictions.
  • Understand how additional or deleted data may affect the calculation of mean, median, and mode.
  • Calculate the mean, median, and mode of a set of data.

Everything You'll Have Covered

In order to successfully complete this Activity Object, students should be able to calculate mean, median, and mode when given a data set. Students may explore the Activity Object "Calculate the Mean, Median, and Mode" prior to using "Mean, Median, and Mode." Here are examples demonstrating the process of calculating mean, median, and mode.

mean - the sum of the data values divided by the number of data values

median - the middle number of a data set when the numbers are arranged from least to greatest

mode - is the number that occurs most often

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 20 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with calculating mean, median, and mode; and interpreting bar graphs.
Course Math Foundations
Type of Tutorial Dynamic Modeling
Key Vocabulary 3D, mean, median