## Teaching Mean, Median and Mode: Two Downloadable Worksheets

written by: Amanda Smith • edited by: Sarah Malburg • updated: 7/12/2012

Do you need some great printable resources to help your students learn about and practice the concepts of mean, median, and mode? Download two free great worksheets to help your class master the process.

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### The Three Ms

The study of mean, median and mode is central to math education of elementary students all around. It is important to master these concepts at an early age because math classes build upon themselves. As students progress into middle school and high school, they will be expected to know how to find the average of a group of numbers. Students will continue to see problems that deal with these concepts as they venture into lab sciences, like physics. There are also many college level math and science classes that expect students to understand how to find the mean, median and mode. It can be challenging for students to have to relearn an elementary math skill when they are trying to incorporate it into new material. That is why it is so important for students to establish a strong understanding of this lesson during their elementary school years.

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### Worksheets

There are many ways you can teach mean, median and mode in your classroom. You can use creative activities and games to introduce and reinforce the material, but it is especially important that your students get a good amount of practice with problems on their own. That is why worksheets are such a great resource. Here are two worksheets examples that will help your students succeed.

• Click here for a printable worksheet on mean median and mode - This worksheet is designed to test student knowledge of the material. Have your students come up with their own definitions of each concept. If a student can explain something in their own way that makes sense to them, it will increase their ability to internalize and remember the information, instead of just temporarily memorizing the concepts.

There are many ways to use these worksheets. You can do the problems together as a class, split the class into groups and have them work together, allow time in class for independent practice, or assign the worksheet as homework. It is always important to review the worksheets in class, highlighting the correct answers so that students can see where they made errors and learn to correct their mistakes.

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