Mean, Median, and Mode – Extensions


Challenge students to create their own scenarios, data sets, and questions to share with one another. This will help them think more deeply about the concepts in this activity and will also provide all class member additional practice in recognizing when averages are being used selectively to give different impressions about the meaning of a data set. Students may want to review news articles for ideas they can use to develop their scenarios.


Newsela – Articles from various newspapers are categorized for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School students/

Online Newspapers – Around the world

USA Newspapers – Listed by state

Mean, Median, and Mode