Mean, median and mode

Download a single sided worksheet with questions on the mean, median, mode, simple probability, with answers.

I introduce this topic early in Access maths courses because some Universities set entrance tests in numeracy, especially in the areas of Nursing and Midwifery. I find covering the basic definition of the three averages, and exploring the vocabulary of probability helps boost the students’ confidence when faced with a test in an interview setting. It has to be said that the content of some of these numeracy tests, as remembered by the students, is ‘interesting’.

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