Quick Reference ~ A maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather Email jeather@iprimus.com.au A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather at www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com



• An average is a measure used to find the location of
the middle (central tendency) of a data set.
• Mean, median and mode are all types of averages.
• Often the word average refers to the mean.

to calculate the mean
1. Add up all the values.
2. Divide by the number of values.


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