Unit 6, Lesson 12# Describing the Center of a Distribution Using the Median

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Given a data set, students determine the median of the data. The focus of this lesson is on using the median as a summary statistic to describe a data set. Students find the value of the median for data sets with an odd number of observations and for data sets with an even number of observations. Informally, they consider the variability among three different data sets to assess a claim about typical behavior.