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Pick A Number

Elementary schoolers find out which month has the most class birthdays (mode) and which birthday represents the middle point of all the birthdays (median). They gather and organize data to find one number that fairly represents the whole group.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity to introduce your unit on probability or mean, median, and mode
Pros

  • Learners stay engaged when they have an active role in the data
  • Everything you need for successful implementation is included
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

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