# Checking understanding of summary statistics from a list

I can calculate the mean, median, mode and range from a list of data.

# Checking understanding of summary statistics from a list

I can calculate the mean, median, mode and range from a list of data.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- The mean, median and mode are measures of central tendency.
- The range is a measure of the spread of the data.
- Calculating these from a list is easy when the data set is small.

### Common misconception

Pupils may forget to order the data to support finding the median, mode and range.

Use small data (ordered and unordered) to find the range and the median based on position. Race to find range and median of a longer list with one "team" ordering first and the other team not. Ordering can help with speed, accuracy and give insight.

### Keywords

A statistical summary - sums up the features of a data set. It may contain the average (mean, median and/or mode) which measures the central tendency. It may also contain the range which measures the spread.

### Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

total of the values is 48

total of the values is 60

total of the values is 16

total of the values is 540