Create, Interpret, and Compare Boxplots from Five-Number Summaries
This product includes a lesson plan with worksheet and answer key aligned with the common core. Review how to create and interpret boxplots from raw data, including how to compute the five-number summary (minimum, Q1, median, Q3, maximum). Students also learn how to compare populations using side-by-side boxplots and summarize their conclusions. The worksheet can be used as an in-class handout or as homework. Questions assess statistical reasoning as well as mechanics.
This product includes:
1) Lesson lecture slides in PDF (annotated with notes) and PowerPoint
2) Lesson lecture handouts in PDF
3) Worksheet in PDF
4) Answer key in PDF
1) Review how to compute five-number summaries of count or measurement variables
2) Learn how create and interpret boxplots using five-number summaries
3) Learn to compare boxplots between populations
Common Core Standards:
HSS.ID.A.1: Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, box plots).
About this product:
The materials in this product have been compressed into a *.zip file. Software to unzip the file is necessary to use these materials. The materials are unzipped into five separate files. Software for reading PDF(*.pdf) or PowerPoint (*.pptx) documents is needed to use the respective file types.
This purchase is to be used by one teacher only for classroom use. These materials may not be shared without purchasing the appropriate number of licenses. These materials may not be uploaded to the internet in any form (classroom websites, personal websites, or network drives, etc.).
The data and plots were simulated and created, respectively, using R Statistical Software, a free open-source software for statistical computing. Please let me know if you are interested in educational products on using R for the Common Core.
Want more resources on related topics? Check these out!:
Statistics: Plots, Shapes of Distributions, Choosing Mean or Median (Free!)
Statistics: Look at your Data! Histograms (Common Core Aligned Lesson)
Statistics: Look at your Data! Dot Plots (Common Core Aligned Lesson)
Compare Populations: Median and Interquartile Range (Common Core Aligned Lesson)
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