Students will use their knowledge of mean, median, mode, and range to match each statement with the stem and leaf plot it describes (each stem and leaf plot lists the daily sales of each product at a bakery). My students really like it when I give them work that staples to form a booklet (they take more ownership in it than just a packet stapled in the corner), so this is designed to be printed back-to-back and then stapled two or three times down the side. When students open it, the statements will be right across from the plots and they can match them up without flipping or turning.
The first page of the booklet (not shown in the thumbnails) has a sample stem and leaf plot with a few basic questions so the students can review how to read one. The second page has the bakery story and eight statements. The third page has the eight stem and leaf plots. The fourth page (which will be the back of the booklet), has the definitions of mean, median, mode, and range with words missing for students to fill in. You can have them complete the front and back pages first as a warm-up before they begin the matching activity. Let students work in groups or independently, and use the booklet as guided practice, homework, or as an assessment. NOTE: I designed the statements carefully so that students can match some of the easier ones first in order to narrow down the choices for the more difficult ones. They should be able to match everything without having to find mean, median, mode, and range for every single problem:) It should be challenging, but not impossible, to complete the matches.
The answer key has an explanation of each correct answer, so it is document-camera ready!
Your ten-page download includes:
1) Cover page
2-5) Student booklet (see stem and leaf plots in thumbnails)
6-9) Answer key (see booklet's back page in thumbnail, as well as the statement page with answers)
10) Credits page
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