For grades 3-6
The RCAF Flyers team was made up of 17 players.
When the newspapers reported about them, they included their home town as well as their age and their weight.
Dowey 22 155
King 28 155
Dunster 26 160
Forbes 25 150
LaPerriere 22 170
Lecompte 33 185
Brooks 26 165
Gilpin 27 170
Gravelle 20 150
Guzzo 33 150
Halder 27 185
Hibberd 21 150
Leichnitz 21 180
Mara 26 180
Renaud 27 165
Schroeter 26 160
Taylor 28 175
Here are some math problems for you to solve.
Can you figure out the average (mean) age of the team?
What was its median age?
Can you do the same with the weight of the players?
Average (mean) weight?
And what about the mode? Can you determine that for both the age and the weight?
Here is some help if you need it:
1 – To calculate the average (mean) you need to add all values from the same group and then divide it by the numbers of values you had (so here you add up all 17 values and then divide that number by 17)
2 – To find the median you need to sort all values in order from lowest to highest and then find the one in the middle of that row.
3 – To find the mode, you need to look at your set of values and determine which value is there the most often.