• Lesson Plans

    Describing Data Graphically

    This lesson considers important graphical summaries, including dotplots, histograms, and stem-and-leaf plots, to describe univariate, quantitative (numeric) data. Note that boxplots are discussed in a separate lesson.

    Sample Topics

    • U.S. Presidents
    • Hitchcock films
    • NBA salaries
    • Commute times

    Lesson Targets

    • Construct a dotplot
    • Construct a histogram
    • Construct a stem-and-leaf plot
    • Consider shape, center, spread, and skewness

    Materials Included

    • Lesson overview with instructor's notes
    • Activity sheet containing 5 exercises
    • Activity answer key
    • Minitab data sets

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