Reflection: Real World Applications Summing it Up: Dot Plots, Histograms and Box Plots - Section 3: Collaborative Work or Exit Ticket


Providing students with real world applications for mathematics is a great way to increase engagement, motivation and understanding. For this section of the lesson on representing data, I tried to provide students with a real world scenario. 

I purposively had the whole lesson focus on one data set, namely an example of math scores for a class. I like this data set example because it is a real model of what might happen in a real math class and also have a reasonable number of data points for students to work with when they are first learning how to interpret and create dot plots, histograms and box plots.

For the exit ticket, I had students Model with Box Plots (Sample 1) to assess their understanding of the day's material. Note that annotation in Sample 2 (Modeling with Box Plots)

It is my goal for students to be able to show a level of understanding similar to the levels demonstrated in the two student samples attached as resources in this reflection. 

  Real World Applications: Modeling with Box Plots
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Summing it Up: Dot Plots, Histograms and Box Plots

Unit 8: Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT correctly represent data distributions with plots on a real number line. SWBAT use dot plots, histograms and box plots to model populations.

Big Idea: Students will learn different ways to represent and interpret data!

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Math, Algebra, Statistics, box plots, histograms, quartiles, Measurement and Methods, Dot Plot, Common Core, master teacher project, median, descriptive statistics, 9th grade
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