Box and Whiskers


In our Box and Whiskers lesson plan, students learn about box and whiskers graphs in mathematics, including what they are and how to create them. Students practice creating their own box plots and analyzing various box plots.

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Our Box and Whiskers lesson plan introduces box and whiskers graphs, which are a simple, linear way to analyze sets of continuous numerical data. They are especially helpful in determining whether or not there are significant differences between sets of data, showing the distribution of data along a number line. During this lesson, students are asked to create their own box and whiskers graphs using given sets of data. Students are also asked to analyze and answer questions about these graphs, in order to demonstrate that they understand the uses of these graphs.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to display numerical data in box plots and analyze multiple box plots.

State Educational Standards: LB.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4

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6th Grade