Unit 8, Lesson 14# Comparing Mean and Median

Open Up Resources 40 min(s)Support for English Language Learners

Recognize that the median is a better estimate of a typical value for distributions that are not symmetric or contain values far from the center. Let's compare the mean and median of data sets. Learning targets: students can explain how the distribution of data affects the mean and the median and determine when the mean or the median is more appropriate to describe the center of data.