What Do Mean and Median Mean?

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Students will decide when mean vs median best summarizes data.

Students will use the Mean and Median Machine rather than calculate by hand.


  1. First, they decide which works better, mean or median when Bill Gates enters the group.
  2. Next, students calculate the mean and median when Bill Gates has $5000 and $10 000.
  3. Now, they determine how low their final test score can be to still earn a 90% in a class.
  4. After revealing that there's no way to not get an A when the median is used, students pick their one data to analyze with mean and median.


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