Sunday, 2 April 2017

Probing questions about finding the mean from grouped data

Estimating the mean from grouped data is one of those topics that all my students can do in lesson, but tend to forget in tests. Because it is quite an abstract process, students often learn the steps of the method without really understanding what is happening.

To improve this, I have developed two resources:
  • The first can be found here and it enables students to learn how to find the mean from a table without you saying a word! It is very differentiated and I have used it successfully with students at KS3 and KS4.
  • The second is the slide below. The idea is to get students to think about how the steps they are calculating relate to their final answer.