Box-and-Whisker Activity

This Box-and-Whisker Activity performance task also includes:

Think inside the box. Working in small groups, pupils design a study to answer comparing two data sets. Team members collect data and construct box-and-whisker plots and analyze them to prove or disprove their hypothesis. They develop presentations that include their box plots and thought-provoking questions for the rest of the class about the data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups pair up and compare the same variables but use a different sample to collect data
  • Lead a discussion on types of data that lend easily to comparisons
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should be familiar with creating box plots from raw data
Pros
  • Includes a checklist and scoring guide for the task
  • Contains time allotments for each part of the task
Cons
  • None