Type:

Other

Description:

In this lesson, students use information from NBA statistics to make and compare box-and-whisker plots. After reviewing the concepts of minimum, maximum, median, upper quartile and lower quartile, students create three box-and-whisker plots for sets of data on the heights and weights of basketball players. In each case, the students consider the effects of changing one piece of the data, such as eliminating the height of the tallest player. Detailed instructions for the lesson, assessment options, and all handouts are included.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Statistics,Grade 6,NSDL,Critical thinking,Data presentation,Grade 8,Mathematics,General,Grade 7,Process skills,Data analysis,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Mean, median, and mode,Real world applications,Data distribution,Middle School,Box and whisker plot,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184450535T,Connections,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Reasoning

Language:

English

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