Education Technology

Middle Grades Math: Box Plots and Histograms

by Texas Instruments


Students create and explore a box plot and histogram for a data set. They then compare the two data displays by viewing them together and use the comparison to draw conclusions about the data.

Key Steps

  • Image

    Students will analyze the distances a person drove on 30 weekends will different graphical representations. They will use the given WKND list or create a list titled WKND and enter the distances given on the worksheet.

  • Image

    Students will then create a box plot from the data given in the  WKND list and analyze the different sections of the plot to determine where the mean falls relative to the median.

  • Image

    In the second part of the activity, students use the same data to create a histogram.