Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Find the Mode

In this worksheet, students will practise finding the mode of a distribution.

'Find the Mode' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   Maths

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel, OCR,

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Statistics Analysing Data

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The mode is the average that is probably the easiest to find but, surprisingly, also the one that people get wrong the most!

This is because in certain situations it doesn't exist.


What is the mode?

The mode is the value that has the highest frequency.

In reality, for a small data set, all we have to do is to find the number that is in the list most often.


How do we find the mode?

Simple, just count up the times something appears in the list. If it's there more than anything else, it's the mode!


Example 1:

Find the mode for  2, 1, 4, 2, 5, 5, 6, 8, 5, 5, 7

There is one number that appears more than anything else.

The mode is 5.


Example 2:

Find the mode for 4, 5, 8, 7, 9, 1, 6, 2, 3

In this list, there isn't a single number that appears more than anything else.

This means that this data has no mode.


Example 3:

Find the modes for 4, 5, 9, 9, 7, 6, 4, 4, 2, 9, 5

In this data, there are three 4s and three 9s.

Technically, this means the data doesn't have a mode, as one value doesn't appear more than anything else.

What is normally said is that the mode is both 4 and 9. This is called bimodal data.


Let's try some questions now.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents