Unit 6, Lesson 6, Grade 6 icon
Unit 6, Lesson 6

Describing the Center of a Distribution Using the Mean

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Students describe the center of a data distribution using a fair share value called the mean. Students connect the fair share concept with the mathematical formula for finding the mean. In earlier grades, students may have heard the term average (or mean) to describe a measure of center although it is not part of Common Core Grades K-5. So, when the term mean is mentioned, students should think initially of its fair share meaning and not of its mathematical formula although they do go hand in hand.

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