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Surf for More Math

Lesson 8 - Mean and Mode


Use these activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about mean and mode. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Calculate the mean and identify the mode of a set of data.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 78-79

Instructions for Use

Mode and Mean helps students identify the mode and calculate the mean of data sets.

To use Mode, Median, and Mean click through the animated tutorial and answers questions when prompted or click the "Next" button. Students can skip past the parts about median since it is beyond the Grade 5 Expectations.


Measures allows students to find the mean and mode of a set of data.

To use Measures, input your data in the three text boxes, and then click the "Proceed" button. Enter the number of items in your data set, click the boxes beside "mean" and "mode", and then click the "Proceed" button. Drag the slider for each item in your data set to the correct value. The mean and mode of the data set will automatically appear at the bottom of the screen.