Let's take a look at some new data from a survey on people's favourite ice cream cone flavours. Here's a picture graph showing the data. 

OH NO! Did you notice that the data was not organized in a nice, neat manner? In other words, from least to greatest? 

Here we go…flavours in order from least favourite to most favourite. 

Step 1: Always reorganize the data into an order from leasttogreatest. 

Step 2: Using onetoone correspondence, begin matching up the data from the ends and moving toward the middle (or, 'fold' the data in half). 

Step 3: The data left in the middle is the MEDIAN.


Definition of Median In a set of data the value that is in the middle is the median


Why might knowing the median be useful average? Who would use the median for their data? 

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