# Finding Mean (Average)

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## Fourth Grade Digital Math Game - Finding Mean or Average

Put your students' graphing and data skills to the test with a fun, interactive math game from "I Know It." In this online math lesson, students will practice finding the mean, or average, for a set of data. Here are some of the math skills your fourth grade students will master in their math practice session:

• Find the mean, or average, of the set of numbers.
• Find the mean, or average, of the numbers in a table.
• Find the mean, or average, of the numbers in a graph.
• Find the mean, or average, of the numbers in a word problem.

Children will answer multiple-choice questions and fill-in-the-blank questions in this digital math game.

Here are a few handy, built-in tools that are available to your students as they practice finding mean, or average, in this fourth-grade math lesson:

• Hint button – Students can click on the hint button when they need a little extra help solving a math problem. The hint consists of a written or pictorial clue that will point them in the right direction without giving away the answer.
• Explanation page – Students will view a detailed explanation page on their practice screen when they answer a question incorrectly. The explanation page displays the right answer accompanied by an easy-to-follow explanation, helping students learn from their mistakes and improve their accuracy as they progress through the math activity.
• Progress-tracker – Students can check out the progress-tracker to see how many questions they have left to answer out of the total number of questions in the math activity.
• Score-tracker – Students can view the score-tracker if they want to see how many points they have earned for answering questions correctly.
• Read-aloud button – Students can click the speaker icon to hear the question read out loud to them in a clear voice. This is an excellent resource for ESL/ELL students and children who are auditory processors.

The I Know It team designed all of these built-in features to help your students develop their confidence and proficiency in basic math skills, including finding the mean, or average, of a data set.

## Grow Math Skills with Fun and Educational Online Math Lessons

Elementary math teachers and homeschool educators alike love using the I Know It online math program to help their little ones practice important math skills, like finding mean. When used alongside a comprehensive math curriculum, the I Know It digital math practice program gives students an opportunity to reinforce essential math skills. Here are some of the highlights of our digital math program:

• Fun, interactive math lessons that present important math concepts in an interesting, engaging format - it's like playing a game!
• Adorable, animated characters that provide encouragement and add interest, dancing around the practice screen or doing a clever trick each time students solve a math problem correctly
• Plenty of positive feedback messages that encourage kids to "Try again!" even when they make mistakes
• Hundreds of math lessons written by accredited elementary math teachers and aligned to the Common Core Standard
• Math activities categorized by grade level and topic, making it easy for educators to find and assign math lessons quickly
• Teacher administrator tools that allow educators to maximize their students' math practice experience...and much more!

We hope you and your fourth-grade class will have lots of fun finding mean, or average, in this interactive math activity! Be sure to check out the hundreds of other 4th grade math lessons we have available on our website as well.

## Free Trial and Membership Information

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Members of the I Know It community receive instant access to our program's awesome administrator tools. These features will help you maximize your students' math practice experience:

• Change basic math lesson settings, such as turning the animated characters on or off and limiting the number of hints per lesson.
• Monitor students' progress with detailed progress reports that you can print, download, and save on demand.
• Assign a class code and unique login credentials to all of your students.
• Give specific math lesson assignments to different students, based on their individual needs and abilities.
• View class statistics to observe trends in your class's math practice progress...and much more.

Your students will log into I Know It with their own username and password. They will be shown a kid-friendly version of the homepage. From here they can access the math lessons you have assigned to them for practice. If you choose to give them the option through your administrator settings, your students can also explore other math activities at their grade level and beyond for additional practice or an extra challenge. Grade levels are labeled with letters instead of numbers (i.e., "Level D" for fourth grade), so you can easily assign math lessons based on each child's needs and skill level.

## Level

This online math lesson is classified as Level D. It may be ideal for a fourth-grade class.

## Common Core Standard

6.SP.5, MA.5.DP.1.2, 6.12C
Statistics And Probability

Summarize And Describe Distributions.
Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
- Reporting the number of observations.
- Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
- Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
- Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.

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