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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