Welcome to the statistics page at Math-Drills.com where there is a 100% chance of learning something! This page includes Statistics worksheets including collecting and organizing data, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode and range) and probability.
Students spend their lives collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, so why not teach them a few skills to help them on their way. Data management is probably best done on authentic tasks that will engage students in their own learning. They can collect their own data on topics that interest them. For example, have you ever wondered if everyone shares the same taste in music as you? Perhaps a survey, a couple of graphs and a few analysis sentences will give you an idea.
Statistics has applications in many different fields of study. Budding scientists, stock market brokers, marketing geniuses, and many other pursuits will involve managing data on a daily basis. Teaching students critical thinking skills related to analyzing data they are presented will enable them to make crucial and informed decisions throughout their lives.
Probability is a topic in math that crosses over to several other skills such as decimals, percents, multiplication, division, fractions, etc. Probability worksheets will help students to practice all of these skills with a chance of success!
Mean, Median, Mode and Range Worksheets
Finding the mean, median, mode and range are staples of the upper elementary math curriculum. Here you will find worksheets for practicing the calculation of mean, median, mode and range. In case you're not familiar with these concepts, here is how to find each one. To find the mean, add all of the numbers in the set together and divide that sum by the number of numbers in the set. To find the median, first arrange the numbers in order, then find the middle number. In sets where there are an even number of numbers, you find the mean of the two middle numbers. To find the mode, you are looking for numbers that repeat. If there is only one of each number, the set has no mode. If there are doubles of two different numbers, the set has two modes. If there are triples of three different numbers, the set has three modes, and so on. The range is found by subtracting the least number from the greatest number.
Note that all of the measures of central tendency are included on each page, but you don't need to assign them all if you aren't working on them all. If you're only working on mean, only assign students to find the mean.
Pre-sorted sets will help students find the median, mode and range faster.
Unsorted sets usually require sorting before the median, mode and range can be found easily.
Collecting and Organizing Data
Teaching students how to collect and organize data enables them to develop skills that will enable them to study topics in statistics with more confidence and deeper understanding.
Interpreting and Analyzing Data Worksheets
Answering questions about graphs and other data helps students build critical thinking skills. The versions with no questions are intended for those who want to write their own questions and answers.
Probability is found in everyone's lives and helps us to make wise decisions.