The focus of this activity is for students to have a tactile experience to help build on their understanding of average. Average makes all the streamers the same length, but is anyone in the class in fact of average height?

##### Purpose

- Identify the qualities of a good mathematician
- Demonstrate the qualities of a good mathematician
- Explain and record thinking using a systematic approach
- Recognise and explain ways to measure data, including mean, median and mode
- Use materials and tools to help measure heights
- Compare measurements and make statements about the data
- Understand that a measurement, such as average, may not represent the height of any individual

##### Curriculum Connections: NSW SYLLABUS

##### STAGE 3

- Investigate combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMMG142)

##### At the end of this lesson students should be able to answer the following questions

- What are the different ways we measure data?
- When are these different measures used?
- What is the mean, median and mode?
- How do we calculate the range?
- How are the different measures calculated?
- What tools can help us to calculate the mean?
- How can we interpret the data?
- How does this information help us?
- What are outliers?

*For more information, please download the attached lesson plan*.

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