Education Technology

Math TODAY for TI-Navigator System - Super Ticket Sales

Published on 09/10/2005

Activity Overview

Students will create two box-and-whisker plots of the data in the USA TODAY Snapshot, "Super ticket sales." Students will calculate central tendencies for both sets of data. Students will compare the two sets of data by analyzing the differences in the box-and-whisker plots.

Before the Activity

Setup your TI-Navigator™ System

  • Make sure you are familiar with the following functions: Send to Class, Collect from Class, Screen Capture, Quick Poll and Activity Center

  • Your students will need a TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, either working in pairs or individually
  • Download the attached activity resource files from all three sections to your computer

  • Multimedia Projector for sharing the Activity Center, Quick Polls and Screen Captures with your students

  • TI Keyboards for students to easily answer the LearningCheck™ assessment questions

  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Gather data from a graphical source
  • Calculate mean, median, and mode for each set of data
  • Create a box-and-whisker plot for each set of data

  • Directions
  • Distribute the Student Edition PDF file to your class
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the Teacher document
  • You may use the Graphic PDF file to display a large image of the USA TODAY graphic during the activity

  • After the Activity

    Access your students' understanding by using Send to Class, LearningCheck™ App and Class Analysis.