### Mode - Probability and Statistics

Here you will learn about the mode, the measure of central tendency concerned with the value(s) of greatest frequency in a data set.Noela is working on a homework assignment for her social studies class, and needs to find the 10-year historical period between 1900 and 2000 with the greatest number of recorded hurricanes worldwide. If she uses a data sheet listing all recorded hurricanes, what measure of central tendency would she use to identify the decade with the most hurricanes?

Grades 6 through 7 Material from CK-12

#### Why Use This Content?

See when students have begun their work. Or not.

#### Standards

##### 6.SP.A.3

Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.

##### 7.SP.B.4

Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.

##### 7.SP.B.3

Informally assess the degree of visual overlap of two numerical data distributions with similar variabilities, measuring the difference between the centers by expressing it as a multiple of a measure of variability.