More Practice with Box Plots

Don't just think outside of the box — read outside of it! The 15th lesson in a 22-part unit provides pupils more work with box plots. Learners read the box plots to estimate the five-number summary and interpret it within the context. Scholars then create box plots given only the five-number summary.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use five-number summaries to create box plots
  • Bring in Tootsie Pops and have individuals determine whether they can hold the typical number of pops
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should understand the process of creating box plots
Pros

  • The answer key has descriptions of solutions for open-ended questions
  • Highlights the sections of the lesson that incorporate mathematical practices
Cons

  • None