Calvin and Hobbes - Average TV viewing

  1. What does "average" mean in this cartoon?
  2. Is Calvin correct in the times he would watch TV to be average?
  3. How do you think the people who wrote the report Calvin read found the average of 7.5 hours per day?
  4. Plan a survey for your class to work out how many hours of TV on average their households watch.
  5. Or collect data for your household for a week or two and see what the average number hours of TV watched per day is.

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