Posted by **Chelsea** on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:05pm.

Explain how to find the mean hat size of four students.

I don't understand this question, could I get some help?

- 4th grade -
**drwls**, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:08pm
Add the hat sizes of the four students (which for some reason are usually denoted by numbers between 6 and 8) and divide the sum by 4.

- 4th grade -
**Mr. L.**, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:09pm
They want to know if you know how to tell them how to get the mean using mathematical language in your sentence answer. If you know how to calculate the mean then plug the words of hat and four students into that sentence. Attempt and i'll check your answer

- 4th grade -
**Chelsea**, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:12pm
Would it be: To find the mean you would meausure the size of 4 students heads, add the calculations together and divide that by 4?

- 4th grade -
**Chelsea**, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:13pm
Mr.L is that correct?

- 4th grade -
**Mr. L.**, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 6:27pm
That sounds good to me but i would include the word average in a second sentence like " That is how i would find the average hat size." Teachers love to see math in pictures , words and numbers! I should know, i teach.

- 4th grade -
**Anonymous**, Monday, April 11, 2011 at 5:38pm
what is attempt

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