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Statistics: Finding the Mode

In this worksheet, students calculate the mode of a given set of data.

'Statistics: Finding the Mode' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

There are several different types of averages.

 

An average is one number that represents a set of numbers.

 

The MODE or the MODAL VALUE is simply the most frequently occuring number.....the one that appears most often in a list.

 

Example

Find the MODE of this set of numbers:    5,  4,  8,  4,  3,  3,  8,  4,  1

 

Answer

The MODE is 4 because it occurs three times, which is more than any other number.

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5,  8,  7,  7,  3,  5,  8,  7   

Work out the MODAL value of this list of shoe sizes, taken from children in a football team:

 

5,  8,  7,  7,  6,  5,  6,  7,  6,  8,  7   

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

15,  12,  7,  17,  23,  15,  15,  17   

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

15,  1200,  15,  1700,  203,  105,  145,  167   

The maximum daytime temperatures in ºC on 10 British summer days were as follows.

Work out the MODAL temperature in ºC (just write the number)

 

18,  17,  19,  18,  20,  15,  17,  18,  16,  15   

The maximum daytime temperatures in ºC on 10 Italian summer days were as follows.

Work out the MODAL temperature in ºC (just write the number)

 

32,  27,  32,  35,  34,  33,  36,  35,  30,  35   

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5,  8,  7,  7,  3,  5,  8,  7   

Work out the MODAL value of this list of shoe sizes, taken from children in a hockey team:

 

5½,  8,  7,  7½,  6,  5,  6,  7,  6,  8,  7½   

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5.2,  8.4,  7.1,  7,  3,  5.8,  8.4,  7   

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5,  8,  -7,  7,  3,  5,  -8,  7,  -3,   0,  -5,  5   

  • Question 1

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5,  8,  7,  7,  3,  5,  8,  7   

CORRECT ANSWER
7
  • Question 2

Work out the MODAL value of this list of shoe sizes, taken from children in a football team:

 

5,  8,  7,  7,  6,  5,  6,  7,  6,  8,  7   

CORRECT ANSWER
7
  • Question 3

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

15,  12,  7,  17,  23,  15,  15,  17   

CORRECT ANSWER
15
  • Question 4

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

15,  1200,  15,  1700,  203,  105,  145,  167   

CORRECT ANSWER
15
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes the mode is not a good representative average!
  • Question 5

The maximum daytime temperatures in ºC on 10 British summer days were as follows.

Work out the MODAL temperature in ºC (just write the number)

 

18,  17,  19,  18,  20,  15,  17,  18,  16,  15   

CORRECT ANSWER
18
  • Question 6

The maximum daytime temperatures in ºC on 10 Italian summer days were as follows.

Work out the MODAL temperature in ºC (just write the number)

 

32,  27,  32,  35,  34,  33,  36,  35,  30,  35   

CORRECT ANSWER
35
  • Question 7

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5,  8,  7,  7,  3,  5,  8,  7   

CORRECT ANSWER
7
  • Question 8

Work out the MODAL value of this list of shoe sizes, taken from children in a hockey team:

 

5½,  8,  7,  7½,  6,  5,  6,  7,  6,  8,  7½   

CORRECT ANSWER
6
  • Question 9

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5.2,  8.4,  7.1,  7,  3,  5.8,  8.4,  7   

CORRECT ANSWER
8.4
7
  • Question 10

Work out the MODE of this list of numbers:

 

5,  8,  -7,  7,  3,  5,  -8,  7,  -3,   0,  -5,  5   

CORRECT ANSWER
5
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