8 of the best mean, median and mode worksheets and resources for KS3 and KS4 maths
Sometimes it’s good to be average, common and stuck in the middle, as your secondary students can find out with these lesson plans, activities, ideas and more…
1 | Mean, median, mode and range definitions
Always a good place to start to know the definitions of the terms you’re studying, so students can get a good reminder on the BBC Bitesize site.
It explains that:
- The median is the middle value
- The mode is the number that appears the most
- The mean is the total of the numbers divided by how many numbers there are (what we often call the average)
- The range is the difference between the biggest and the smallest number
It gives clear examples to help students understand, plus there are short videos and interactive questions.
Give it all a look here.
2 | Explanation and worksheets
For a more in depth explanation, this one is designed for GCSE revision, and there is a selection of worksheets to download at the bottom of the page.
Find them all here.
3 | Understanding the meaning of the mean
The language of averages is used all the time in the world around us – and budding mathematicians need to understand exactly what such terms represent.
That’s the basis of this lesson plan from Colin Foster.
Check it out on our sister site teachsecondary.com.
4 | GCSE questions
This worksheet features 20 GCSE questions (each with multiple parts) on mean, median, mode and range.
Download and print the PDF here.
5 | Analysing and displaying data
This Pearson resource is a colourful 29-page PDF covering data, that’s divided into six topics, the first of which is mean, median and mode.
There are also sections at the end on check up, extend, strengthen and test.
Get this resource here.
6 | TeachIt Maths
Head to TeachIt Maths for a selection of mean, median and mode resources from posters to starter activities and word problems like the one pictured above.
Check out the full range here.
7 | Correcting Clumsy Clive
This resource from Andy Lutwuche features five more questions that his character, Clumsy Clive, seems a bit confused on. These involve median and mean from sets of data, plus calculating the mean from a frequency table and estimating the mean from grouped data.
You can also throw a couple more questions in verbally (find the modal group etc) while discussing the answers and reasons why as a class.
Download it here.
8 | Average and range codebreaker activities
Another one from Andy is this codebreaker that asks students to complete the calculations, solve the anagrams and find the punchline for a joke.
Get this one here.
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
intended for fifth grade and beyond
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range slideshow
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range from Marie Nimmons
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range was created for the teaching of science to middle or high school level students. However, I believe that most 5th graders could handle this just fine. The slideshow can be used in a classroom setting or as an individual learning tool. Each of the four data analysis methods are defined. The slideshow provides the audience with an understanding of how to find mean, median, mode, and range within any given set of numbers to help access and analysis data. Happy learning!
DOWNLOAD PDF HERE
Die Lab Data — Mean, Median, Mode, and Range activity sheet
This lab sheet would be a functional and effective tool to use after viewing the, “Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Slideshow. ” Use a set of die in this activity to collect data. The student will simply roll the dice and add up the sum of the two die. Use the data collected to practice your science skills finding mean, median, mode, and range. Download here or click on the image. Happy learning!
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Practice Problems
This activity sheet is the perfect practice sheet. It provides the student with 6 example data number sets. The student is given the opportunity to practice finding mean, median, mode, and range. You may want to walk through the steps with your student practicing with them how to find mean, median, mode, and range. If you need a refresher, use the Mean, Median, Mode and Range Slideshow. Click here or on the image to download. Happy learning!
Mean, Median and Mode Teaching Video
This YouTube video is by Math Antics. It is an 11 minute lesson on how to find mean, median, and mode. He does an excellent job at explaining how to find each within a data set. Very informative. Effective teaching!
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range practice worksheets by Dad’sworksheets.com
If you are looking for more practice problems to hone in on your math/science data skills… look no further than Dadsworksheets.com He provides a wealth of practice worksheets along with answer sheets to help out all those moms and dads out there! Check it out!
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Song
Any yet another fun way to learn how mean, median, mode, and range work!
Mean, Median, and Mode Game
Would you like to practice your skills without a worksheet? Try this simple yet effective online game. It is a fun way to practice! Click on the image to be redirected. Happy learning!
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range Game
This game is intended for older elementary to middle school. It is worth checking out for those learners who are 10-11 age range.