Radio a turn-off for teens, says study
This article contains an example of the use of average which might be used in an introductory session on average. Students could discuss how they think the average was calculated and whether the mean, median or mode might be the most appropriate measure.
This article might also provide the motivation for student projects to discover the average radio listening time in their class or school. This could then be compared to the national average. Other radio listening habits could be explored depending on the type of project required.
A discussion of the validity of the headline of the article is also in order.
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