MEAN, MEDIAN AND MODE

MEAN

In normal language the term 'average' is used for arithemetic mean.

If a 3 year old ate jelly babies for a week and ate the following amounts of Jelly babies per day, Mon 4 JB's, Tues 10 JB's, Wed 6 JB's, Thu 8 JB's, Fri 10 JB's, Sat 1 JB and Sun 10 JB's.

What was the mean amount of Jelly Babies consumed by the 3 year old each day.

( take 2 mins to work out the answer)

The answer is 7

Basically (__4+10+6+8+10+1+10)__Jelly Babies

7days

MEDIAN

Rank the scores in order from lowest to highest and then read off the middle score

Find out the median for the jelly babies 4,10,6,8,10,1,10

(take 2 mins to work out the answer)

The answer is 8

Basically 1,4,6,__8,__10,10,10

MODE

The mode is the most frequently occuring number in a set of numbers

Find out the mode for eaten jelly babies 4,10,6,8,10,1,10

(take 2 mins to work out the answer)

The answer is 10

Basically 1,4,6,8__,10,10,10__