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Describing Range and Measures of Central Tendency in Shoe Sizes

In this lesson students see how data collection and analysis can aid in decision making. Learners are introduced to the concepts of range, mean, median, and mode. The lesson is supported with curriculum and standards alignments, a 3.5 minute video, a handout, and assessment materials (rtf format), accessible prior to viewing the video.
Contributed by: Education - Author, PBS LearningMedia - Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic, Data and Statistics
Grade Level5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • Education - Author, PBS LearningMedia - Publisher
    • Publication Date2003
    • RightsCopyright 2011 PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation
    • AccessFree access, Free access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Great video and resources
      By bethb on 06/13/2012 - 15:04
    • I love the cyberchase lessons and the worksheets that are packaged with them. This lesson provides a great real world example of when measures of central tendency are used (not just in math class!).