Lesson Plan: Best Measure of Central Tendency Mathematics • 6th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to choose and evaluate the appropriate measure of the central tendency (average) of a given data set.


Students will be able to

  • understand the differences between the mean, median, and mode and use the differences in these values to analyze and compare the spread of the data,
  • calculate the measures of central tendency of a real-world scenario and use the differences between the values to solve problems,
  • understand and explain why certain measures of central tendency may not be suitable for certain data sets.


Students should already be familiar with

  • methods of data collection,
  • data sets and frequency tables,
  • the measures of central tendency: mean, median, and mode.


Students will not cover

  • the range of a data set.

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