Clay thought for a moment. The little ones looked kind of delicate. The big ones looked like they'd eat too much.
Can you find which one Clay wanted?
The purple mouse has three mice which are smaller, and three mice which are larger. We'd say that this mouse is the MEDIAN
The median is the element that is right in the middle of a set. Have you heard this word used somewhere (hint: think "streets")

What's the median of this list?
3, 5, 10, 11, 14
"10" has two numbers which are less than it, and two numbers which are greater than it, so it's the median. What is the median of this list?
11, 5, 3, 14, 10
Step 1: Arrange the Elements in Numerical Order
Step 2: Find the Middle
1, 4, 2, 3, 7, 5
What is different here?
Try Another.. 1, 4, 2, 3, 5, 7
Step 1: Put them in order
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Step 2: Find the middle
This list has two numbers in the middle!
Cick here to review what an average is. You can also go back and review the lesson on means
For others, like 14 and 89, just add them together and divide by two.
(14+82)/2 =
65, 25, 117, 35
Step 1: Arrange data in order
25, 35, 65, 117
Step 2: Find the middle(s)
35 and 65 are both in the middle.
Step 3: If there's more than one middle value, average these two values.
35+65 = 100, 100/2 = 50 The median is 50.
You should know all about Medians by now. I guess now I 'll take my mice home!