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Welcome to the Math Salamanders Median Worksheets.

Here you will find our range of free median worksheets,
which will help your child learn how to find the median of a range of numbers,
including positive integers, negative integers and decimals.

These worksheets are aimed at students in 5th and 6th grade.

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The median is the midpoint (or middle value) of a set of numbers.

It is found by ordering the set of numbers and then finding the middle value in the set.

Step 1) Order the numbers in the set from smallest to largest.

Step 2) Find the middle number.

- If there is an odd number of values in the set, then the median is the middle value.

- If there is an even number of values in the set, then the median is the average of the two middle values.

Examples

Example 1) Find the median of 5, 7, 8, 2 and 4

Step 1) Put the numbers in order: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

Step 2) There is an odd number of values in the set so the median is the middle value which is 5.

Answer: the median is 5.

Example 2) Find the median of 23, 27, 16, 31

Step 1) Put the numbers in order: 16, 23, 27, 31

Step 2) There is an even number of values in the set, so the median is the average of the middle two values.

(23+27) ÷ 2 = 25

Answer: the mean is 25

Example 3) Find the median of 7, -4, 9, -7, -2, 5

Step 1) Order the numbers: -7, -4, -2, 5, 7, 9

Step 2) There is an even number of values in the set, so the median is the average of the middle two values.

To get the average, simply add the two values together and divide by 2:

(-2 + 5) ÷ 2 = 1.5

Answer: the mean is 1.5

These printable median sheets have been carefully graded to ensure a progression in the level of difficulty.

The first set of sheets involve finding the median of odd numbers of data points only, there is only one middle value.

The second set of sheets involve finding the median of both odd and even numbers of data points.

The values of the data points within each sheet are as follows:

- Sheets 1 and 1A - positive integers only
- Sheets 2 and 2A - decimal and fraction values
- Sheets 3 and 3A - positive and negative integer values
- Sheets 4 and 4A - decimal values and positive and negative values.

Sheets 1, 1A, 2 and 2A are suitable for 5th grade and 6th grade.

Sheets 3, 3A, 4 and 4A are designed for 6th grade and up.

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There are easier sheets involving fewer data points, and harder ones with more data points.

The sheets in this section will help you to find the mean, median, mode and range of a set of numbers, including negative numbers and decimals.

There are easier sheets involving fewer data points, and harder ones with more data points.

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Our quizzes have been created using Google Forms.

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