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    In 2nd grade, I teach median by having the kids collect a piece of data with a number (how many buttons they have on, how many siblings, how many manipulatives are on their desk etc.) and write it on a piece of paper. THen they line up from least to greatest. TO find the median, both ends sit down when I tell them to, then the two "new" ends, etc. until there's only one left (or middle two if even number of students). It's good...very visual, and then every time they forget what it means, I remind them, "Remember when we lined up in order?" and they say "Oh yeah, the last one standing!" Might be appropriate for 1st too! Good luck on median though...not so appropriate for 1st!

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