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# Measures of central tendency

3 videos
3 skills
At the base of our understanding of statistics is the concept of data distribution and the measures of central tendency, often referred to as the average of a distribution of values. For instance, have you ever asked your teacher what the average score was on a test? If you have, you wanted to know the value of central tendency. Similar measures are the median and the mode. We'll explain it all for you!

### Statistics intro: Mean, median and mode

VIDEO 8:54 minutes
This is a fantastic intro to the basics of statistics. Our focus here is to help you understand the core concepts of arithmetic mean, median, and mode.

### Finding mean, median and mode

VIDEO 3:55 minutes
Here we give you a set of numbers and then ask you to find the mean, median, and mode. It's your first opportunity to practice with us!

### Mean, median, and mode

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Exploring the mean and median

VIDEO 5:26 minutes
Watch as we use a nifty interactive module to demonstrate how moving points along a number line can help us find the mean and median.

### Exploring mean and median

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Sometimes the best way to get a sense of numbers is to play around with them. In this exercise, you'll play with the shape of the data and observe the impact on the mean and median.

### Average word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS