Lesson Plan: Box-and-Whisker Plots Mathematics • 6th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to construct and analyze data from box-and-whisker plots.


Students will be able to

  • construct a box-and-whisker plot of a data set (with and without an outlier) when given the lowest or highest values, the lower or upper quartiles, and the median,
  • identify the upper and lower quartiles, the range, the median, and the IQR from a given box-and-whisker plot,
  • compare and contrast the center and spread of two data sets when given their box-and-whisker plots within the same grid,
  • construct a box-and-whisker plot from a raw data set.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the range,
  • the lower and upper quartiles,
  • the median,
  • the IQR,
  • the 1.5 IQR rule for outliers.


Students will not cover

  • problems not involving box-and-whisker plots,
  • determining the skewness of a distribution from the box-and-whisker plot.

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