Math Curriculum

Level D
Unit: Statistics and Probability
Key Lesson 6.8.14 Comparing Mean and Median

Lesson topic: Comparing mean and median

Instructor Materials

  • Teacher guide
  • Slides
  • Practice Problems resource
  • Mean or Median? resource
  • CCRS standard: 6.SP.5b, 6.SP.5c, 6.SP.5d
  • Learning goal: Choose which measure of center to use to describe a given data set and justify (orally and in writing) the choice. Explain (orally) that the median is a better estimate of a typical value than the mean for distributions that are not symmetric or contain values far from the center. Generalize how the shape of the distribution affects the mean and median of a data set.
  • 6.8 Assessment and Practice Problems

Student Materials

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