Box Plot

What information can come from a box? Learners choose a data set to display as a box plot and decide whether to include the median in the calculation of the quartiles, show the outliers, and change the scale. To finish the lesson, individuals use the display to gain information about the data.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on how the inclusion or not of the median affects the box
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be able to read numbers expressed as scientific notation using technology
  • Assumes pupils can construct and read a box plot
Pros

  • Lets users graph all the data or break them down by category for comparisons
  • Allows participants to enter their own data
Cons

  • None