• Lesson Plans


    This lesson considers the five-number summary statistics – the minimum, median, maximum, and first and third quartiles – including their calculations and interpretation, and how to use them to construct a boxplot to identify skewness and outliers.

    Sample Topics

    • Rolling dice
    • Contamination levels
    • Snowfall
    • Quiz scores

    Lesson Targets

    • Generate the five-number summary statistics
    • Construct a boxplot
    • Learn how to identify skewness and outliers
    • Construct side-by-side boxplots for comparing data sets

    Materials Included

    • Lesson overview with instructor's notes
    • Activity sheet containing 6 exercises
    • Activity answer key
    • Minitab data sets

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