- Students will describe the overall pattern of a distribution by its shape, center, and spread.
- Students will recognize and identify properties of distributions such as symmetry, skewness, and bimodality from boxplots.
- Students will identify outliers.
- Students will recognize that moving data past a quartile can affect that quartile’s value.
- Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- interquartile range, IQR
About the Lesson
This lesson involves representing distributions of data using boxplots.
As a result, students will:
- Develop the reasoning skills to recognize properties of a distribution from its boxplot.
- Understand the relationship between individual data values and the five-number summary.
- Move data within a dot plot and observe the changes within the corresponding boxplot to identify particular characteristics that most directly affect the five-number summary.