## Bench Press Math: Mean, Median and Mode

### Overview

#### Abstract

Using reps and max of weightlifting, students will create a frequency table and compute the mean, median and mode.

Keywords: Bench Press, PE, Math, Mean Median and Mode

#### Objectives

1. To assess whether improvement has been made in the bench press.

2. To practice making frequency tables.

3. Able to figure mean, median, and mode.

#### Standards

Standard 1: Participate regularly in physical activity. (PE.912.L.1)

Standard 2: Develop and implement a personal fitness program to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. (PE.912.L.2)

Standard 2: Relations and Functions - Students draw and interpret graphs of relations. They understand the notation and concept of a function, find domains and ranges, and link equations to functions. (MA.912.A.2)

### Lesson

#### Academic Preparation

1. Set up weights.

2. Students should have working knowledge of mean, median and mode.

#### Procedures

1. Students will get a warm up set on the bench press.

2. Students will be allowed three lifts for their max.

3. Have students create a frequency table of lifts and combine the data in a table on the board.

As a follow up (or Homework) activity:

Use the results from the bench press to do the following:

1. Create a frequency table for those that achieved 200, 250, and 300 pounds.

2. Find the mean, median and mode of the class lifts.

3. Compare answers with classmates.

#### Assessment

Student product will be graded for accuracy.

#### Extensions and Adaptations

Have students find data of an Olympic Weightlifter and compute the mean, median and mode for comparison to the class.

#### Estimated Lesson Duration

0hr 55min