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CLIP 798

Mr Numbervator - finding the modal number

Mr Numbervator - finding the modal number
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Key Info
  • Mr Numbervator - finding the modal number
  • Duration: 01:29
  • Introducing the concept of mode with a practical demonstration using a game. At the end of the game the modal number - the number which occurs most frequently - is identified. Children are playing a 'horse racing game' involving counters and and the roll of two die. After each dice roll the corresponding 'horse' is moved up the board. At the end of the game the winner is identifed as the modal number as it occurred most frequently.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    Handling Data

  • Keywords: most, often, appears, frequent, mode, modal, number
Ideas for use in class
  • Good introductory clip for Year 5 or a clip to recap with in Year 6. The activity shown would be a good one to play in class as it demonstrates the concept of a modal number in a practical way.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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