Finding Median of a Data Set

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Describe data using the median.

Finding Median of a Data Set

Explore median values by manipulating a set of data in this activity.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

Use the slider to display six points. Keep the two points closest to the median stationary.  Move the other outer points without moving them across the median line.  What do you notice about the value of the median?

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Open-ended question 2

Move one of the points from the left side of the median line to the right side. How does the median change and why?

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Open-ended question 3

In your own words, how would you describe what the median represents?

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