Education Technology

Batters Box

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This procedural activity uses baseball's slugging average to explore quartiles and boxplots. Students compute the median and quartiles of the slugging averages on the graphing calculator, and sketch a boxplot. Outliers are described.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Students will:

  • Use baseball's slugging average to explore quartiles and boxplots on the graphing calculator.
  • Compute the median and quartiles of the slugging averages, and sketch a boxplot.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results:
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary