A customizable and printable worksheet for students to practice calculating mean, median, mode, and range.
Mean Median Mode Range Worksheet
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The mean, median, mode, and range calculations are statistical tools used to analyze a set of data. Students will encounter these statistical measures throughout their time as students, and in publications and media outside the academic setting. Some examples of how students will encounter these statistical measures include:
- The mean of a set of numbers is what we traditionally think of as the "average". Students will often encounter this when reading or listening to weather forecasts. When meteorologists state that the temperature is 10 degrees above average, they are referring to 10 degrees above the mean temperature for that day in previous years.
- The median is the middle number in a set of numbers. It is often the best way to determine the "average" of a group of numbers when there are extremely high or low values in a group. This measurement is often found in reports of income for an area, such as a the statement "The median family income in Canada is $75,000". This value is used to prevent the few highest paid individuals from skewing the results.
- The mode or value that occurs most often in a set of data is another useful statistical tool. It can come in useful for students when preparing for a job interview. A student could ask 10 people, that interviewed for the same job, what questioned they were asked. They may find that there were 30 different types of questions asked by interviewers. It would be helpful for the student to number the questions and find the mode or question that was asked most often. That way the student can be sure to prepare for that question.
- Students may encounter the range of a set of data when viewing the weather forecast. Forecasts of temperatures or precipitation are usually provided as a range. For example, the meteorologist may state the temperature will have a high of 65 and a low of 33 tomorrow, which is the range of possible temperatures that they are predicting.
The mean median mode range worksheet is designed for students to practice calculating these statistical measures. Using the worksheet generator below you can create worksheets with up to 20 problems. The possible number range can be customized between 1 and 99, and the possible number set size can be customized between 3 and 12. You can also choose which statistical measures the students need to calculate, so you can print worksheets with only mean, median, and mode questions if desired. After customizing, the worksheet can be downloaded as a printable PDF that includes a matching answer sheet. The available PDF page sizes include US Letter and A4.
If you are looking for a quick refresher on mean, median, and mode, then Khan Academy has a quick 4 minute video on the topic.
- Up to 20 problems on each worksheet
- All number sets are randomly generated, so you can create multiple unique worksheets
- Include any combination of mean, median, mode, and range
- Customize the possible range and number set size
- Creates a custom PDF with answer sheet
- A4 or US Letter paper sizes