Box-and-Whisker Plots

Whiskers are more than just a cat facial feature! Learn how the whiskers of a box-and-whisker help make conclusions about a data set. An instructor first explains how to create a box-and-whisker and then how to read it. Several examples provide a box-and-whisker and ask individuals to analyze the data as additional practice. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils collect data to analyze with a box-and-whisker plot
  • Ask individuals to record new vocabulary and examples in a graphic organizer
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects proficiency in finding median
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  • Provides notes both verbally and in a written format
  • Emphasizes all key vocabulary
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