Mode, Mean, and Median
1. Look at the logos for the NBA teams shown above. Which team, do you think, has the tallest average players? (mean)
What do you think that height is?
2. What, do you think, the median height of the players on that team is? (median)
3. What, do you think, is the mode height of the players on the team you picked? (mode)
Now let's see who wins the prize (imaginary, or course!)
Computers 1, 2, and 3 will do the Hawks.
Computers 4, 5, and 6 will do the Celtics.
Computers 7, 8, and 9 will do the Hornets.
Computers 10, 11, and 12 will do the Nets.
Computers 13, 14, and 15 will do the Knicks.
Computers 16, 17, and 18 will do the Suns.
Computers 19, 20, and 21 will do the Lakers.
Computers 22, 23, and 24 will do the Rockets.
Click on the logo for your team above.
Then click on players.
Open MS Works, Spreadsheet.
In Cell A1 paste the contents of Row 1 from the spreadsheet below.
Type the last names of the first 11 players in Column A, starting in Cell A2.
In Column B, write the number of feet tall each man is.
in Column C write the number of inches tall each player is
(over the number of feet).
We will work together to write a formula to convert each player's height
into just inches.
Then we will be able to calculate the mean, median, and mode.
Now let's really see how good you are. What, do you think, is the average height of the students in your class?
The median height?
The mode height?
We will use the same spreadsheet format for this exercise. Instead of NBA players, we will use the members of your class.