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.