Box and Whisker plots: Understanding, Identifying & Analyzing.

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Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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27 pages
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Box and whisker plots pose many problems for students. They often confuse the length of a quartile for the size of data it includes. After seeing my students struggle with this concept for years (even more-so because they had to analyze the data, not merely create the plot) I came up with this activity. The coloring piece, coupled with the dollar bill comparison made something click. I've used the activity ever since!

**Please note this activity uses the American Dollar Bill as a portion of a lesson. If your students are not familiar with American currency, you may not want to use that portion of the activities provided**

REVAMPED 7/2/2015 :


page 3 notes in color

page 4 notes in B&W

page 5 poster of dollar comparison

pages 6 - 9 dollar comparison practice and key

pages 10 - 11 quick notes on data spread

page 12 human box and whisker plot how to

pages 13 - 17 printables for human box and whisker activity

pages 18 - 19 color activity for understanding box and whisker vocabulary

pages 21 - 27 analyzing box and whisker data practice and keys

pages 28 - 29 preview of everything included


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Personal Copyright: The purchase of this product allows you to use these activities in your personal classroom for your students. You may continue to use them each year but you may not share the activities with other teachers unless additional licenses are purchased. Please contact me via email for additional licenses. Site and District Licenses are also available.

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