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8th Grade - Types of Plots

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Create and interpret box-and-whisker plots and scatterplots. 0806.5.5

Links verified on 1/29/2010

  1. Box-and-Whisker Plot
    1. Box Plot - the Wikipedia entry
    2. Box Plot - This activity from Shodor allows the user to view box plots for either built-in or user-specified data, and experiment with outliers This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Box Plot - an interactive illustration of creating a box plot This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Box Plot - Students can create box plots which use the median in calculating the interquartile ranges for either built in or user-specified data as well as experiment with outliers This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. Box Plotter - This activity allows the user to explore maximum, minimum, median, upper quartile, lower quartile and outliers while learning how to draw box plots. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    6. Box-and-Whisker Plot - A box-and-whisker plot can be useful for handling many data values
    7. Box-and-Whisker Plots - from Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
    8. Box-and-Whisker Plots - from the Worsley School
    9. Box-and-Whisker Plots - a large number of examples are provided
    10. Box Plot and Whisker Plots in Excel 2007 - step by step example on how to make them in Microsoft Excel 2007
    11. Constructing Box and Whisker Plots - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency
    12. Create Your Own Graph - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    13. Horizontal Box and Whisker Plots - a large number of examples are included
    14. How-To Activity for Your Graphing Calculator - a six page how to document An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    15. How to Use your TI-83 or 84 Calculator to Make a Scatter Plot - provided by MathBits
    16. Interactive Box Plot - students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    17. Mean and Median - this applet allows the user to investigate the mean, median, and box-and-whisker plot for a set of data that they create
    18. Measures of Spread: Box and Whisker Plots - from the Australian Bureau of Statistics - includes suggested problems to assign [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
    19. Quartiles, Boxes, and Whiskers - a three page lesson from Purple Math
    20. Quartiles and Box and Whisker Plots - from Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center
    21. Steppin' Out - a Middle School Math Project lesson plan An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Scatter Plot
    1. Creating a Scatter Plot in Excel - a long tutorial (27 pages if printed) on making your own scatter plot
    2. Creating an XY (Scatter) Plot in Excel - a seven page tutorial on how to use Excel to make a scatter plot An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    3. Displaying Data - [designed for 7th grade - use for remediation ] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Displaying Data - [designed for 8th grade] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. How to Use Your TI-83 or 84 Calculator to Make a Scatter Plot - provided by MathBits
    6. Interactive Scatter Plot - from Shodor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    7. Interactive Scatterplot - students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
    8. Introduction to Bivariate Data - several good examples of scatter plots are included
    9. Line Graphs and Scatter Plots - several good examples
    10. Linear Regression - an applet which allows your students to investigate a regression line, also known as a "line of best fit."
    11. Pizza Palace - Students will construct box plots independently. Students identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    12. The Regression Line and Correlation - a lesson plan from Illuminations A lesson plan can be found at this site
    13. Scatterplots - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency
    14. Scatterplots - a lesson plan from North Canton City Schools A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. worksheet to use with the activity above This is an Excel workbook to download
    15. Scatter Plot - includes examples of positive association, negative association, and no trend
    16. Scatter Plot - links to ten different examples are included with this Engineering Statistics Handbook entry
    17. Scatter Plot - the Wikipedia entry
    18. Scatter Plot and Line of Best Fit - four interactive applets to experiment with This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    19. Scatter Plots - explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    20. Scatter Plots - from the Business Knowledge Center
    21. Scatter Plots - includes examples of perfect correlation, high correlation, and low correlation
    22. Scatter Plots - from Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
    23. Scatterplot with Overlaid Linear Prediction Plot - includes links to other plots on the right
      1. Another version of the above information
    24. This is an internet4classrooms step-by-step tutorialUsing Excel to Display a Scatter Plot - an Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module on making your own scatter plots
  3. Using Graphs to Understand Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

 

 

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