Summarizing a Distribution Using a Box Plot

Place the data in a box. Pupils experiment with placing dividers within a data set and discover a need for a systematic method to group the data. The 14th lesson in a series of 22 outlines the procedure for making a box plot based upon quartiles.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review finding the median and quartiles
  • Lead a discussion on when and why to display data using a box plot
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires knowledge of dot plots
Pros

  • Includes anticipated class responses to discussion questions
  • Contains an activity that gets the learners moving
Cons

  • There are some incorrect solutions in the answer key
Common Core