Lesson Plan

Mighty Mean, Median, and Mode

Give your students a good basis in interpreting data with this lesson that teaches them about mean, median, and mode with plenty of practice and cute videos to keep them interested.
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Learning Objectives

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


(25 minutes)
Math VocabularyMighty Mean, Median and ModeMean, Median and Mode #1Mean, Median and Mode #2Mean, Median and Mode PracticeMean, Median, and Mode Card Game
  • 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.