Advantages and Disadvantages of Dot Plots, Histograms, and Box Plots

What is the best way to display the data? Review data representations that use the number line and outlines the data types that work best with each of the representations. Pupils gain independent practice in determining the best display for given data sets and purposes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups come up with statistical questions and samples that would produce data that can be represented using each type of data displays
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should know how to create dot plots, histograms, and box plots
  • Individuals should understand the concept of a statistical question
Pros
  • Includes a presentations to outline the information
  • Contains answer keys for questions
Cons
  • None
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