Comparing Data Distributions

Box in the similarities and differences. The 19th lesson in a unit of 22 presents class members with multiple box plots to compare. Learners use their understanding of five-number summaries and box plots to find similarities and differences of the represented data.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a discussion on whether the same comparisons can be made between a dot plot and a box plot
  • Provide two data sets for individuals to compare by first plotting as box plots
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand how to create a box plot
Pros

  • Contains an exit ticket to check for understanding
  • The pupil handout contains a lesson summary
Cons

  • None