This math activity provides your students practice in drawing, interpreting, and analyzing box plots (box-and-whisker diagrams). Students use data sets to create or match a box plot and use it to find measures of center, spread, and interpret the shape of graph. Each of the five data sets included is related to real-world scenarios that might be encountered in a construction job site setting.
Students use the data to calculate the interquartile range (IQR), median, minimum, maximum, and range of the data. The graphs are used to answer questions related to the spread and distribution of the data, the center, and the shape (including symmetrical, skewed left, and skewed right data.
Extension activities have students use the same data to create a histogram, dot plot, or double stem-and-leaf plot and compare this representation to the box plot.
Included in this resource:
•5 sets of data cards (4 in each set)
•5 sets of box plot cards (4 in each set)
•5 data analysis pages (1 in each set)
•data shape sorting headings
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