Box-and-whisker plots

3 videos
2 skills
Whether you're looking at scientific data or stock price charts, box-and-whisker plots can show up in your life. This tutorial covers what they are, how to read them and how to construct them. We'd consider this tutorial very optional, but it is a good application of dealing with medians and ranges.

Box and whisker plot

VIDEO 3:18 minutes
Is this some kind of cute cat video? No! Box and whisker plots seek to explain data by showing a spread of all the data points in a sample. The "whiskers" are the two opposite ends of the data. This video is more fun than a handful of ...

Constructing a box and whisker plot

VIDEO 8:18 minutes
Here's a word problem that's perfectly suited for a box and whiskers plot to help analyze data. Let's construct one together, shall we?

Creating box plots 1

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice making box plots to summarize data sets.

Finding the range and mid-range

VIDEO 2:03 minutes
The range is the difference between the largest and smallest numbers. The midrange is the average of the largest and smallest number. Practice with this problem.

Reading box plots

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice reading information presented in box plots.