Reflection: Vertical Alignment Dot Plots, Box Plots, and Histograms! (Day 2 of 2) - Section 1: Partner Activity


The difference between the following four vocabulary words can be frustrating for students:

1.  Frequency Histogram

2.  Cumulative Frequency Histogram

3.  Relative Frequency Histogram

4.  Relative Cumulative Frequency Histogram


Usually when text books add the word relative, they want the values in the distribution represented as a percent.  When students are struggling with vocabulary, I refer them to the website Math is Fun if it has the word they are researching.  This is an example of the cumulative frequency histogram.

I refer students to Math is fun because it is colorful, user friendly, and easy to read for all reading levels of students.

  Using Correct terms when presenting creating Histograms
  Vertical Alignment: Using Correct terms when presenting creating Histograms
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Dot Plots, Box Plots, and Histograms! (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 9: Statistics
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT analyze Dot Plots, Histograms, Cumulative Frequency Histograms, and Box Plots to make decisions about data and graphs.

Big Idea: To choose the best graph based from the data and the known characteristics of each type of graph.

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box plots, Math, Statistics, Relative Frequency Histogram, Cumulative Frequency Histogram, Dot Plots, ti, Best Graphs, Calculator Instructions
  50 minutes
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