# Average Smile

## A Maths Lesson Starter Of The Day

Find the median, mean and range of the Smile test scores:

48%

87%

61%

13%

10%

58%

16%

76%

59%

6%

Without a calculator

[Drag the faces into order to help find the median.]

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Topics: Starter | Averages | Data Handling | Statistics

• Mr Hand's Class Of Legends, The King's School Gloucester
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• Too easy!
• Sam Woodward, England
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• Good and challenging at the same time.
• Margaret, Lajamanu School NT Australia
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• Looks good, could engage students in finding mode. But what's a Smile test? Percentage of what?

[Transum: The Smile Test was a made up term for the purposes of this starter.]
• Hagelsteens, Netherlands
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• And what is now the answer ?
There is no median?
Usefull in lesson.

[Transum: As there are an even number of faces the median will be the value mid way between the middle two faces.]
• Sarah, NC
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• Love this, great interactive board activity.

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