Education Technology

Comparing Box Plots

Published on 09/05/2010

Activity Overview

Students are given two real world data sets to compare. First students will inspect the lists of data and visually compare the lists to make preliminary conclusions.

Key Steps

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    Students are given two real world data sets to compare. First students will inspect the lists of data and visually compare the lists to make preliminary conclusions.

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    They will create box plots for the salaries of the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. In their comparisons, students will include shape, spread, and the five-number summary. They also will learn the how an outlier effects the box plot.