Understanding Box Plots

Scholars apply the concepts of box plots and dot plots to summarize and describe data distributions. They use the data displays to compare sets of data and determine numerical summaries. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the same two data sets using dot plots and box plots
  • Let class members choose data sets to compare
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand how to create a box plot and a dot plot
  • 16th segment in a 22-part unit
Pros

  • Provides timing suggestions for each section of the lesson
  • Includes anticipated class responses to discussion topics
Cons

  • None
Common Core