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Measures of Central Tendency Using Scientific Calculators

Activity Overview

Concepts and skills covered in this activity include:

  • Modeling mathematics in real-world problem situations
  • Relating procedures in equivalent representations in different contexts
  • Understanding and applying the measures of central tendency
  • Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.
  • Print pages 18-20 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Learn to make sense of data by using the three measures of central tendency mean, median, and mode. They will use the calculator to find the mean of a set of data.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary