by Dr. Craig Waddell
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context
📲 Technology Required
Device with web-browser – Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer, phone or tablet
Students play a game teaching basic statistics and history. Next, they are given a presentation with problems students solve finding mean, median, mode, range and outliers.
Play a game teaching basic statistics and Latin American history
Play AzTech: The story begins. Students who have finished this game can continue on in the series in AzTech: Meet the Maya. Allow students 15-20 minutes to play.
Students can click on a button in the left of their screen to choose the language and play the games in either Spanish or English.
Assess knowledge of Mean, Median and Mode as a class
Use this Google slides presentation to present sets of numbers to the class to use for finding mean, median, mode and range. This is also available as a PowerPoint presentation.
This presentation can also be assigned for students to complete at home, if learning remotely. Slides with answers can be deleted, or left in for students to check their work.
Review as Necessary
If students need a review, they can watch this video on how to find the mean
Or, watch the video in Spanish
You can view your students’ progress on mastering these standards by viewing your teacher reports. AzTech: The Story Begins and AzTech: Meet the Maya links can be found on this reports page. You should have received a password during the Growing Math training.
A second form of assessment is available through this the questions in the presentation.
Related lesson/ Differentiated Instruction
If your students need instruction on computing the mean, try this lesson, Understanding the mean, with skunks. This review can be done with the entire class or assigned to individual students as needed.
Mean, Median and Mode – The English only version of this lesson plan that includes English resources.