Education Technology

Activities

• Subject Area

• Math: Algebra I: Statistics
• Math: Algebra I: Data Analysis

6-8
9-12

30 Minutes

• Device
• TI-84 Plus
• TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
• TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
• TI-84 Plus CE
• Software

TI Connect™ CE

Box Plots and Histograms

Activity Overview

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

• 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.

• 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.

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