In this 5 minute video, Dedra Wright demonstrates how to teach students about mean as fair share. She uses unifix cubes to model how cooperative learning groups can equally share their cubes. The video uses two data sets to model this strategy and make the connection to the algorithm. A companion video, Mean as the Balance Point, is cataloged separately as a related resource.
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