Education Technology

Lift Off

Published on 09/24/2008

Activity Overview

Real life data is used to get learners to identify similarities and differences between two sets of data for the capacities of lifts in the UK and Europe. The two sets of data are compared using separate scatter graphs and boxplots. Learners are encouraged to find the lines of best fit. Extra data can be added to the spreadsheet.

Before the Activity

Knowledge of boxplots and lines of best fit is required.

During the Activity

Objective: learners plot and compare box plots and learn to fit a line of best fit.

After the Activity

Further data collection options are possible