Examples, solutions, videos, and lessons to help Grade 6 students understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.

Related Topics: Grade 6 Math Lessons

Common Core Grade 6

Related Topics: Grade 6 Math Lessons

Common Core Grade 6

Common Core: 6.SP.2

### Suggested Learning Targets

** Data Distribution Descriptions**

Measuring the center and measuring variability

**Median and Mode**

In this lesson you will learn how to describe the distribution of data by using the range.

Examples:

1. The table shows the number of monkeys at eleven different zoos. Find the median and mode of the data.

28,36,18,25,12,44,18,42,34,16,30

2. Dina recorded her scores on 7 tests in the table. Find the median an mode of the data.

93,88,94,93,85,97,90

3. Find the median and mode of the temperatures displayed in the graph.

4. Miguel researched the average precipitation in several states. Find and compare the median and mode of the average precipitation.

**Shapes of Data Song**

Introduces different shapes that data distributions can have and explains how data points that are far from group can pull the "center" of the data to the the left or the right.

**Spread and Center**
**The Mean, Median and Mode Toads**

How to find the mean median and mode?

In this video, Cody gets a little help from the mean median and mode toads.**Mean Median and Mode**

Find the mean, median and mode of a set of numbers.**Mean Median & Mode Song**
**Mean, Median, and Mode**

This video explains how to determine mean, median and mode. It also provided examples.

You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

- I can identify that a set of data has distribution.
- I can describe a set of data by its center, e.g., mean and median.
- I can describe a set of data by its spread and overall shape, e.g. by identifying data clusters, peaks, gaps and symmetry.

Measuring the center and measuring variability

In this lesson you will learn how to describe the distribution of data by using the range.

Examples:

1. The table shows the number of monkeys at eleven different zoos. Find the median and mode of the data.

28,36,18,25,12,44,18,42,34,16,30

2. Dina recorded her scores on 7 tests in the table. Find the median an mode of the data.

93,88,94,93,85,97,90

3. Find the median and mode of the temperatures displayed in the graph.

4. Miguel researched the average precipitation in several states. Find and compare the median and mode of the average precipitation.

Introduces different shapes that data distributions can have and explains how data points that are far from group can pull the "center" of the data to the the left or the right.

How to find the mean median and mode?

In this video, Cody gets a little help from the mean median and mode toads.

Find the mean, median and mode of a set of numbers.

This video explains how to determine mean, median and mode. It also provided examples.

Rotate to landscape screen format on a mobile phone or small tablet to use the **Mathway** widget, a free math problem solver that **answers your questions with step-by-step explanations**.

You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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