Using Spread to Compare Tree Heights

It's obvious that different types of trees have different heights, right? Pupils quantify differences in the heights of two tree types given box-and-whisker plots. They use measures of variability, such as the interquartile range, to describe the spreads.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Combine the worksheet with "Using Centers to Compare Tree Heights" into one homework assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals must be able to interpret box-and-whisker plots
  • Scholars should also know that spread refers to range and interquartile range
Pros

  • Provides suggestions on how to correct misconceptions
  • Includes a printable worksheet
Cons

  • Sample responses in the PDF version of the rubric are difficult to read at normal size
Common Core