Education Technology

Multiple Boxplots

Published on 04/09/2011

Activity Overview

This lesson involves analyzing three parallel boxplots.

Objectives

  • Students will interpret comparative boxplots.

Vocabulary

  • boxplot
  • five-number summary
  • interquartile range
  • maximum
  • mean
  • median
  • minimum
  • outlier
  • Q1 (lower quartile) and Q3 (upper quartile)

About the Lesson

This lesson involves analyzing three parallel boxplots.

As a result, students will:

  • Make conjectures about the distribution of grades for three students.
  • Compare the distribution of grades for the three students using information obtained from the boxlplots.