Education Technology

Create Box-and-Whisker Plots

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students use a graphing calculator to create box-and-whisker plots and learn the usefulness of them.

Students identify the five summary statistical values of data sets - minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum values.

This Technology Lab accompanies Lesson 9-4 from the ©2007 Holt, Rinehart and Winston Mathematics Course 3 textbook.

Before the Activity

  • Review the lesson PDF files.
  • Make copies of the lesson PDF files for your class.
  • During the Activity

    Students use a graphing calculator to create box-and whisker plots and identify all five summary statistical values of data sets - minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum values.

    After the Activity

    Review student results:

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