In this lesson on box and whisker plots, students learn how to find the minimum, maximum, median, and quartiles 1 and 3 from a set of data. They are taught how to make a box and whisker plot using a calculator, stem and leaf plot, and a CTM Illuminations tool. The lesson also includes a comparison of box and whisker plots from two classes and a practice problem involving batting runs. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how to interpret and create box and whisker plots for data analysis.
Statistics lesson for learning how to make a box and whisker plot from some data. Finding minimum, maximum, median, and quartiles 1 and 3.
Box and Whisker hands-on website
- An NCTM Illuminations website that provides hands-on experimentation for making a box-and-whisker plot. Great for exploring box-and-whisker plots!