Algebra I Module 2, Topic B, Lesson 7

Students Studying

Student Outcomes

  • Students explain why a median is a better description of a typical value for a skewed distribution.
  • Students calculate the 5-number summary of a data set.
  • Students construct a box plot based on the 5-number summary and calculate the interquartile range (IQR).
  • Students interpret the IQR as a description of variability in the data.
  • Students identify outliers in a data distribution.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
S.ID.1 Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).
S.ID.2 Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean)...
S.ID.3 Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for...

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