Using NBA Statistics for Box and Whisker Plots

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What's the median height of basketball players in the NBA? Young scholars address this question using box and whisker plots. They begin with a plot with all players and then adjust for outliers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils choose their own basketball teams to analyze
  • Graph two basketball teams to compare two box and whisker plots on the same graph
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires previous experience graphing box and whisker plots
Pros

  • Uses a topic of interest to many pupils
  • Includes an assessment option to use after the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core