# HD1/L2.3

Find mean, median, and mode; use them to compare two sets of data as appropriate.
(a) Understand what is meant by mean, median and mode
(b) Understand that each average is useful for different purposes

## Stash the cash

A wonderful dice game that will also improve money skills (addition and subtraction) and awareness of negative numbers.
Plus extension L2 statistics questions. Ideal for work skills students and fully mapped to L1 Functional Maths criteria.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
Functional Maths
Common Measures
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
N1/L1.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Weather Maths

A series of topical questions based on recent (Jan 2010) temperatures recorded in Newcastle. Covers mean, mode, median, range, extracting information, fractions, percentages, negative numbers and more. Also suitable for underpinning L1 and L2 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
Extract and interpret information
Functional Maths
Fractions decimals & percentages

## Stoke Happy Valley football league

A fun paired dice game that really gets across the meaning and purpose of finding the mode, median and range of a set of data. Great for footie fans – who can choose their own name for the home team.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
Functional Maths
Context
Sport

## How to find the mean, mode and median

A really handy one page reference sheet with clear examples and explanations.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3

## Deal or No Deal

A clever way to teach mean and median, based on the popular TV game show. Choose to play with between 1 and 22 boxes.
Pick one student as the main player – the other students can be asked to calculate the mean and/or median after each round of box opening (which can then be checked by clicking onscreen boxes) and use this to decide on a suitable banker’s offer.
To install unzip the four files to a new folder and run index.html – there

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3

Misleading averages is bound to provoke much discussion how the media, and even Government reports, can mislead us!

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L2.3

## Impossible averages

Uses illustrations and thought-provoking statements to instigate discussion and a realisation of what the ‘mean’ really tells us.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L2.3

## Mean, mode, median, range worksheet

A straightforward very useful 1 page worksheet (plus answer sheet), ideal for revision or homework. 20 questions – 5 on each topic.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4

## Averages poster

A quick, memorable and very visual method of remembering how to find mean, mode, median and range.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4

## Temperature and thermometers

Temperature and thermometers is a great set of ‘real life’ questions, many based on weather statistics from across the world. Covers reading scales, using two scales to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit, understanding negative temperatures, finding mean average and range, extracting information from tables and bar charts, and plotting data on line or bar charts. Due to the wide variety of skills covered, this makes an ideal end of year revision exercise- as well as neatly covering the temperature elements of the L1/2 curriculum.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L2.4