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Measure Up

Published on 09/23/2013

Activity Overview

Imagine you won a competition; the prize is ‘your height in CDs’. How many CD’s would you receive?

Objectives

Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence - ACMNA133

Describe, continue and create patterns with fractions, decimals and whole numbers resulting from addition and subtraction - ACMNA107

Calculate mean, median, mode and range for sets of data. Interpret these statistics in the context of data - ACMSP171

Vocabulary

Mean, mode, median, average, range

About the Lesson

Students engage and a collection of wonderful activities. “How many jelly beans in the jar?” Collect a sample of guesses; find the ‘average’ of these and see if this is close to the correct answer. Imagine you won a competition, “Your height in CD’s” or “Your height in books” how many would you win? This collection of activities requires students to explore mean, mode and median in context.
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