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.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| 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.

 

etuad | Student

The mode show the probability of an occurrence. For example, it could be the probability of gaining a joker when playing cards. It could also be the probability of grabbing your favorite candy out of many flavors in an opaque jar. Mode matters the most when it is not actually the number or average you care about. It is significant when you have a specific preference or distaste of something.