BMI Calculations

This BMI Calculations assessment also includes:

Obesity is a worldwide concern. Using survey results, learners compare local BMI statistics to celebrity BMI statistics. Scholars create box plots of the data, make observations about the shape and spread of the data, and examine the effects of outliers. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Plot both box plots on the same number line, and make a comparison between the consistency in the graphs
Classroom Considerations

  • Use after learners can graph box plots efficiently
Pros

  • Connects the health science field to mathematics
  • Learners work with data they collect, which makes the activity more meaningful
Cons

  • Weight is a sensitive issue with many teens; the topic may be stressful for some
  • Difficult to grade as each class creates a unique graph