Box-and-whisker plots are definitely tricky-looking when students are first introduced to them, but with some structure, students catch on very quickly. I created this notes/fold it up to help guide my students as they begin creating them on their own.
Click to download the blank and completed versions.
I created two versions - a blank one for students and a completed one for me:-) Using the blank version, I walk the students through their creation of the box-and-whisker plot. And when we're done, they have the notes for their independent work.
The only folding part of this fold it up is the section at the very bottom that has the definitions of the vocabulary. Students will need to cut the vertical lines along the bottom, fold them up, and then write the vocabulary words on the outside of the flaps (quartiles, first quartile, third quartile, variation, interquartile range).
When students miss the instruction due to absence, I give them a copy of the completed version on their return.
What instructional strategies/activities for box-and-whisker have you found to be successful?
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Hi, I'm Ellie! I've been an educator for more than 20 years, teaching all subject areas at both the elementary and middle school levels.