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FIFA World Cup 2010

Published on 01/11/2014

Activity Overview

Students are given data containing the height, weight, age and field positions of all football players from the 32 teams which participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In this activity, students create a series of box plots to compare the key features of this data.

Objectives

ACMSP248 - Interpretation Determine quartiles and interquartile range

Vocabulary

Statistics, boxplot, outliers, quartiles, median range

About the Lesson

Students are given a file containing the height, weight, age and field positions of all football players from the 32 teams which participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The students are shown how to create boxplots of the data to enable them to compare the statistics gathered about the players.