Lesson Plan:

# Mighty Mean, Median, and Mode

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August 5, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will find the mean, median, and mode from lists of numbers.

## Lesson

### Introduction (25 minutes)

• Explain to students that for the math lesson today they will be learning statistics, specifically mean, median and mode.
• Play Mean, Median, Mode, and Range.
• Arrange the class in pairs and assign them an internet-ready device.
• Hand out the Math Vocabulary worksheets to each student.
• Instruct students to go to www.wordcentral.com and look up the words on the Math Vocabulary worksheet and write the definitions for each word.
• Write a set of 5 numbers on the board and model how to find the mean, median, and mode of the set.
• Ask for student volunteers to read the definitions of each word as you write them on the overhead copy or projector.
• Lead a discussion with students about how these statistics, mean, median and mode, are used in real life. Bring up scoring in sports and data collection if your students do not.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

• Hand out the Mighty Mean, Median and Mode worksheet to each student.
• Display the Mighty Mean, Median and Mode worksheet for the class to see.
• Walk through and model how to find the mean, median, and mode for the statistics on the attachment.
• Allow a few minutes for students to ask questions if clarification is needed.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)

• Arrange students into pairs and hand out the Mean, Median and Mode #1 worksheet and the Mean, Median and Mode Practice worksheets.
• Ask students to work in pairs to complete the attachments and encourage them to reference their Math Vocabulary and Mighty Mean, Median and Mode worksheets.
• Walk the room to monitor and help as needed.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Have students complete the Mean, Median and Mode #2 worksheet independently.
• Walk the classroom to check for understanding and to help as needed.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Challenge students to collect data on their own and create a worksheet similar to the Might Mean, Median and Mode attachment.

• Support: Pair students who need support with students at grade level or above grade level.

### Related Books and/or Media

• GAME: Mean, Median, and Mode Card Game by Education.com

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Check the Mean, Median and Mode #2 worksheet for correctness to assess student understanding.