Measure of Central Tendency

Mathematics SSS 2 Third Term


Measure of Central Tendency

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to;

  1. State the meaning of mean, median and mode
  2. compute mean, median and mode of ungrouped frequency distribution

Meaning of Mean of Ungrouped Data


The mean, median and the mode are called measures of central tendency or measures of location. The mean is also known as the average, the median is the middle number while the mode is the most frequent element of data.

To better explain how to determine the mean, median and mode of frequency data, we will work with common, relatable examples as you can see below-

Ade timed 21 people in the sprint race, to the nearest second:

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