Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Statistics: Displaying and Describing Univariate Data
• Math: Middle Grades Math: Statistics and Probability

9-12

45 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™ Navigator™
• ##### Software

TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS

3.9

## Boxplots Introduction

#### Activity Overview

This lesson involves representing distributions of data using boxplots.

#### Objectives

• Students will describe the overall pattern of a distribution by its shape, center, and spread.
• Students will recognize and identify properties of distributions such as symmetry, skewness, and bimodality from boxplots.
• Students will identify outliers.
• Students will recognize that moving data past a quartile can affect that quartile’s value.
• Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively.

#### Vocabulary

• boxplot
• interquartile range, IQR
• outlier
• skewness
• interval
• range
• symmetry
• distribution
• median
• quartile