Make a box plot from a dot plot

Slide presentation showing how to turn a dot plot into a box plot.

Grades: 

  • 6, 7, 8, 9+

Subjects: 

  • Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science

Topics: 

  • Demographics, Energy, Growth, Development and Reproduction of Organisms

Statistical Concepts: 

  • Variability

Skills: 

  • Describing variability

Graph Types: 

  • Box plot, Dot plot, Frequency plot

Standards: 

Analyzing and interpreting data
Patterns
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.
Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information