Lesson Plan: Best Measure of Central Tendency | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Best Measure of Central Tendency | Nagwa

# 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.

#### Objectives

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.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

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

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• the range of a data set.