This is a fun, simple way for your students to read box plots and learn the vocabulary of the famous 5-number summary for box plots: minimum (lower extreme), lower quartile (1st quartile), median, upper quartile (3rd quartile), and maximum (upper extreme). Students love to compete, and there's no better way to help them identify the 5 parts and learn the essential vocabulary than with a game!
There are 64 cards available for you, all in printable sheets. You don't have to purchase or alter real playing cards. While the game is simple, it still includes variety with the several Joker cards, which include special tasks for young Math learners. It doesn't get better than this for learning the basic terminology of box plots!
Just print the cards, have the students cut along the lines. Display the rule sheet, and you're set!
Your kids will love it, and they will get lots of fun practice quickly identifying and stating the parts of the 5-number summary. Check out the images to see the wide range of questions. Please note, there are no calculations required. This is for students learning how to read box plots and name the parts.
The basic rule of the game is easy. Draw 2 cards, just like in the regular game of war. Each player must determine the value of his or her card. He/she must show the other player where the value is located on the box plot. The winner is the player whose card has the greatest value. For example, if your card says "Median" and the median value of your box plot is 15, but your opponent's card says "Lower Quartile", and the lower quartile value of his box plot is 17, then your opponent wins.
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