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.
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