Averages  Level 4Test your understanding of averages with this self marking quiz about mean, median and range. 
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Level 1  Mean from a list
Level 2  Range and mode from a list
Level 3  Median from a list
Level 4  Mixed 'wordy' questions
Level 5  Mean, median, mode and range from a frequency table
Level 6  Mean, median, mode and range from a grouped frequency table
Level 7  Mean, median, mode and range from a bar chart
More Averages A wide range of interactive activities, puzzles, lesson starters and videos about mode, median, mean and range.
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To find the mean of a set of values add them together then divide by the number of values.
Example: find the mean of 8,9,10: 8+9+10=27, 27÷3=9: The mean is 9
To find the median of a set of values arrange them in order then choose the middle value. If their are two middle values select the answer that is half way between those values.
Example: find the median of 4,12,7,6: In order 4,6,7,12: (6+7)÷2: The median is 6.5
A formula for finding which is the middle value if there are N values is (N+1)/2. You can see why there is an 'add one' here.
The mode of a set of values is the value that occurs most times.
Example: find the mode of 2,4,4,1: The mode is 4.
The range of a set of values is the smallest value subtracted from the largest.
Example: find the range of 2,4,4,1: 41=3: The range is 3.
More Averages activities.
The video above is from MathsWatch
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Isabella,
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
"The formula for finding the median is a on N items is (N+1)/2. Why is there a 'plus one' in that formula?
[Transum: Good question Isabella. The answer is here.]"