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It’s a Fird! Can You Compute a Median of Categorical Data?

Aisling Leavy, Susan Friel, James Mamer 

February 2009, Volume 14, Issue 6, Page 344

Students need time and experience to develop essential understandings when they explore data analysis. In this article, the reader gains insight into confusion that may result as students think about summarizing information about a categorical data set that is attempting to use, in particular, the median. The authors highlight points to consider in helping students unpack these essential understandings.

Grades 6-8