Stem-and-Leaf Plots

Keep the leaves on the stem for mathematical success. Using the lengths of telephone call data, an informative video goes through the steps to create a stem-and-leaf plot. The presenter shows how to read and interpret data in a stem-and-leaf plot. The video concludes with an explanation on how to represent decimals on a plot.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video in a flipped classroom setting
  • Challenge pupils to create a stem-and-leaf plot that does not use the number of tens as the stem
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should know how to describe distributions
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Pros
  • Lists the steps to use in making a stem-and-leaf plot
  • Includes problems to work
Cons
  • None