Students calculate Mean, Median, Mode and IQR from multiple data sets. Answers allow students to complete a picture of a clipper ship, which acts as a key and helps students check for accuracy.
This activity is designed to be completed using the "1-Var Stats" function on the TI-84+ or compatible calculator. Computing answers manually on this activity would likely be too time consuming for most students to remain engaged; using a calculator would allow students to finish in one class period.
Sample data set:
10, 4, 3, 5, 6, 8, 7, 9, 8, 10, 8, 1, 3
Students should know how to calculate mean, median, mode, quartiles 1 and 3 and inter-quartile range. Students should also have a basic understanding of the TI-84 (or similar) calculator, or be shown how to access the Statistics functions.
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You may want to ffer a few bonus points for an exceptional job finishing the picture with ink, color, additional elements, etc.