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For example make a stack of cubes to represent: how many people in your family how many pencils in your desk how many pets you have how many blocks you live from school, etc. Then in order to find the median we line up in order from least to greatest (left to right) and find the exact middle person. We talk about how the middle person gives us information about what is typical for whichever numerical data we are investigating. Be sure to demonstrate examples using an even number of pieces of data and an odd number of pieces of data so students can see how that works. After doing several of these types of lining up, counting to the middle, discussing that median shows us what's typical, then you can move to a paper and pencil method for finding median, always emphasizing the importance of putting the data in order from least to greatest before finding the exact middle. As far as connecting median to something relevant, think of some things that we make decisions about based on what we've come to believe is typical for certain situations. One thing to remember is that median is just one kind of average  just one way to look at what's typical. It may not give as good a picture of what usually happens as mean or mode but it is still worth considering. I hope some of this makes sense to you. Need anything more  just post. Good luck and have fun! Do math, and you can do anything!
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