Find a Middle Ground

The measures of central tendency- mean, median, and mode- are quite simply three different ways of looking at the way numbers behave towards the middle of a data set. Knowing the behavior at the center can help us to better understand data.

STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES

Make sure to note the following:

There are three measures of central tendency that you need to know for the GED® test: mean, median, and mode.

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Understanding Mean, Median and Mode

Make a "cheat sheet" to help you remember mean, median, and mode.

STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE

BEGINNING

Isolate each skill before practicing a mix of straightforward mean, median, and mode problems.

EXPERIENCED

An assortment of mean, median, mode word problems that include rounding, charts and graphs.

A mix of tricky mean, median, and mode problems requiring close reading, algebra, and conversion skills.

NEED MORE HELP? CHECK OUT THE SOLUTIONS AND EXAMPLE VIDEOS

Experienced 1 (Mean)

Experienced 2 (Mean)

Experienced 3 (Average)

Experienced 4 (Median)

Experienced 5 (Mode)

Looking for more challenging examples? Move on to the next lesson, "GED Style Mean, Median, Mode and Range" for a ton of GED style problems, tips, and tricks!