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Contrasting the median and mean

The Contrasting Medians and Means: Student Worksheet allows students to collect their own data sets, or they can use the data provided in Contrasting Medians and Means: Data.

You can also download the accompanying Contrasting Medians and Means: Teacher Notes.

The activity asks students to plot data in stacked dot plots, and compare and contrast the various measures of centre.

A similar activity using Australian prime ministers' heights and Mark Taylor's first innings scores is explained in Mean, Median and Mode.

Curriculum links

Year 7: Calculate mean, median, mode and range for sets of data. Interpret these statistics in the context of data