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Mean, Median, Mode

I was with my training mates on our way home today in a very happy mood for Mr. Sunshine is out already after having his 2 weeks off when I remembered my mother’s thesis that I’m working into right now. I was sharing to them that I’m into Statistics already saying, “Malay ko ba sa Mean na yan (Care about the Mean), mean lang ako minsan noh (I’m just mean sometimes.)”  And then, my friend, Camille said “Hindi ka Mean, Median ka, coMedian (Your not mean, you’re a median, coMedian”. We all laugh, and then to complete this, I said, Minsan Mode din ako (Sometimes I’m mode) MODEy! (moody). Laughs!

Well, I really love Math that I can now relate to it, or should I say I can laugh  and even make fun out of it.

But going back to the real meaning of it, here’s some basic Stats:

Mean, Median, and Mode are three kinds of “averages”.

There are many “averages” in statistics, but these are, I think, the three most common.

The Mean is the “average” we are used to, where we add up all the numbers and then divide by the number of numbers.

The Median is the “middle” value in the list of numbers. To find the median, the numbers have to be listed in numerical order, so we have to rewrite the list first.

The Mode is the value that occurs most often. If no number is repeated, then there is no mode for the list.

 

Sometimes, going back reviewing this stuff makes me realized that I’m grateful for surviving College with all its Math. 🙂

 

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Noah’s Math

After Grounded as I meet my Victory Group girls, I asked how their week was and all of them said something about the subject Math and how they battled through it in the past school week. When Ate Rina joined the group and said we are about to have a game; and us knowing that Noah’s Ark was the topic, I opened my Bible, searched some facts about the Ark, shared it to the girls, and we memorized it.

Here is our discovery:

Noah’s Ark – 450 feet long, 45 feet high, and 75 feet wide. – Genesis 6: 15

Noah’s Ark

Ending, we played something with coins, not really connected to the Ark but was connected to Noah’s perseverance. We are not victorious in the game, but we discovered something common in all of us this week, our common ground  – Math (we hate it, we love it, and together we will survive it, in perseverance and in God’s grace).

Now, we call our group as “The Mathematicians”.

The Mathematicians that multiply my happiness every Saturday.