The concepts of **mean**, **median**, and **mode** are fundamental to statistics, probability theory, and anything related to data analysis as a whole. Being this important, they deserve their own introduction.

In statistics, these 3 concepts are examples of **measures of central tendency**. This is a fancy way of saying that they are single values that summarize collections of values.

Let’s unpack the last sentence. What exactly do I mean by ‘values’ and ‘collections of values’?