Median and mode are simple concepts to teach. Mode is the number that appears the most. The "mo" in the word mode and the "mo" in the word most is a great mnemonic to help students know that the mode is the number that appears the most.

3,3,5,6,3,7,9

The mode is the number 3 since it appears the most in this set of numbers. How can median be taught in a visual way?

The term

*mean*refers to the average. In this case, a student was asked to determine the mean of the numbers 2,3, and 4. Different colored blocks were used to represent the amount of each number.
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I have also done this with unifix cubes! Great post!

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The Math Maniac

Thank you so much for your comment! So many kids really respond to learning concepts in a visual way. I love hands-on math.

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