Education Technology

VIC: Stem and Leaf Plots
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

The aim of this activity is for students to become more familiar with Stem and Leaf plots without necessarily having used them before. The questions in the activity are designed to make students think more about the usefulness of this display and how it might be modified under certain circumstances. 

Vocabulary

  • Stem
  • Leaf
  • Stem and Leaf Plot
  • Median
  • Range
  • Quartile

About the Lesson

Students generate Stem and Leaf Plots using TI-nspire and the data supplied with the activity file. Students can do this activity even if they have no prior experience with Stem and Leaf Plots. Students analyse the plots and use them to determine the strengths and weakness of this graphical representation.