Students will review Economic Census data on the number of discount department stores in the United States that sold camping and backpacking equipment in 2007 so they can find the 5-number summaries and create box plots, using techniques such as forming a human number line and folding data sets on strips of paper.
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Students will understand how to find the values in a 5-number summary and apply this understanding to create and analyze box plots.
Middle School Math