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10 - 2: Five Number Summaries and Box & Whisker Plots

10 - 2: Five Number Summaries and Box & Whisker Plots

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Author: Kate Sidlo
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By the end of this tutorial students will be able to define and calculate the minimum, lower quartile, median, upper quartile, and maximum, then use those values to create a box and whisker plot.

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VOCABULARY:

BOX AND WHISKER PLOT: A data plot that graphs the maximum, quartiles, and minimum along a number line to show comparison between the quarters of the data.

MAXIMUM: The largest term of a data set

MEAN: The "average" of the numbers. The sum of the terms divided by the number of terms.

MEDIAN: The middle term of a data set when put in order from least to greatest

MINIMUM: The smallest term in a data set

MODE: The most common term in a data set.

QUARTILE: The median of the upper and lower half of data; divides the data into groups of one-forth.