Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) can turn even the biggest math lovers into frustrated students without guidance. This topic is relatively new to the 6th Grade curriculum, so it can seem really daunting to teach as well! This free download gives step by step instructions (with examples) to make this math concept easier for you and your students!
Mean, Median, Mode, Range activity with Skittles! This activity is great fun because they collect their own data, then collect their partner's data, combine group data, and do it all again. In other words, they are doing A LOT of mean, median, mode, and range practice with this activity! They enjoyed using their mini anchor charts as cheat sheets while they worked, too.
Task cards provide a wide variety of ways to practice as a great alternative to worksheets! These task cards are designed to give students lots of practice with mean, dot plots, mean absolute deviation, absolute value and story problems related to these concepts. This resource can used as partner work, a game, a small group activity, for fast finishers, or for a whole class activity like scoot.The 24 task cards increasing in complexity. Supports CCSS 7.SP.B.3
Use this worksheet as a guide to help students solve Mean Absolute Deviation Problems. I placed the worksheet into plastic slip covers and allowed my students to write on the document using dry erase markers. My students found this tool to be very resourceful! This worksheet allows your students to find the MAD effortlessly...( almost ;) )