Manipulating Data Points

Explore Making Box Plots With Line Plots

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Explore Making Box Plots With Line Plots

Explore making box plots when adding data to a line plot. Play with the data points and see what happens.

  • Try to make a box plot for each of the following criteria:
    • The box is very narrow and the whiskers are long
    • The box is wide and the whiskers are short
    • The median is to the far right or far left of the box
    • One whisker is short and the other is long
    • The box plot is symmetrical
    • The interquartile range is 10
    • The median is 6
    • The upper quartile is 16

INTERACTIVE: Box Plot

Hint:

Think about a data set with 12 values.

  • The box represents the middle 6 values. If the box is narrow, what do you know about these values?
  • The left whisker represents the least 3 values. If the left whisker is long, what do you know about these values?
  • The right whisker represents the greatest 3 values. If the left whisker is long, what do you know about these values?
  • List 12 data values that you think will meet the criteria and use the Box Plot interactive to test them.
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