Averages and Range
KS3 Maths Teacher and Pastoral coordinator
Objective: to understand mean, mode, median and range. To apply understanding
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Starter: watch the videos
Main: watch the video and answer the questions
Assessment: answer the questions
The mean is the total of the numbers divided by how many numbers there are.
To find the mean, add all the numbers together then divide by the number of numbers.
The mode is the number that appears the most.
To find the mode, order the numbers lowest to highest and see which number appears the most often.
The median is the middle value.
To find the median, order the numbers and see which one is in the middle of the list.
Eg 3, 3, 6, 13, 100 = 6
The median is 6.
If there are two middle values the median is halfway between them. This might not be a whole number.
The range is the difference between the biggest and the smallest number.
To find the range, subtract the lowest number from the biggest number.
Eg 100 – 3 = 97
The range is 97.