Making a dot plot and scaling its axis

Slide presentation showing how to scale an axis and make a dot plot.


  • 6, 7, 8, 9+


  • Life Science


  • Growth, Development and Reproduction of Organisms

Statistical Concepts: 

  • Variability


  • Describing variability, graphing data

Graph Types: 

  • Dot plot, Frequency plot


Analyzing and interpreting data
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