# I am currently stumped and an example of "MODE" that I can use to make a real-life connection for my students. Any ideas?"MODE" is the number that appears most often in a set of values. EXAMPLE: 6...

I am currently stumped and an example of "MODE" that I can use to make a real-life connection for my students. Any ideas?

"MODE" is the number that appears most often in a set of values. EXAMPLE: 6 1 1 8 9 2 3 2 1, the MODE is "1" because it appears 3 times.

pohnpei397 | Certified Educator

I imagine other people will have more ideas, but here is one idea that might be of help.  I would think you might be able to use rolls of the dice in board games.

So like if you are playing Monopoly and you roll two dice, the mode would actually matter, right?  You could have them roll the dice 10 times each or something and find out which number came up the most time.  Then they could know what number they are most likely to get every time they roll the dice when they actually play.

neela | Student

Mode is the  which appears most frequently. In your example

1 appears  3 times

2 appears  2times

3 appears 1 time

6 appears  1 time

8 appears 1 time

9 appears 1 time

Since 1 appears  maximum number of times in this example ,

1 is the mode.

Example 2: In the 8th standard the score in mathematics is as follows:

Class interval        Number of students

0 t0 19 marks         11

20 to 39 marks       20

40 t0 59 marks       39

60 to 79 marks       25

80 to 100 marks      5

The highest class of frequency  40 to 59 marks with 39 students. So 40 to 59 is the modal class interval.