Video Mean, median and mode

TLF ID M012414

This resource is a video demonstration, with audio commentary, about calculating the mean, median and mode of a data set. The meaning of each of the terms - mean, median and mode - is explained and the difference between them is clarified. The resource explains the process and demonstrates a handwritten method for calculating each measure of central tendency.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This digital resource clearly explains how each of the mean, median and mode of a data set is calculated. The demonstration and commentary should be easily understood by students in the lower years of secondary school.
  • This resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum mathematics content description and the element of the achievement standard in year 7 about calculating the mean, median and mode for a given data set.
  • This resource could be used to introduce the three measures of central tendency or for consolidating the students' understanding of each of the terms.
Year level


Topics Mean Mode Median
Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Name: Khan Academy
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  • Video
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