# Data In Box Plots, Histograms, And Dot Plots Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn to display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots. The Data In Box Plots, Histograms, And Dot Plots learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 6.SP.B.4 as written in the common core national math standards.

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## Concepts Covered

See the center of the data as the middle of the data set. Display data generated from statistical questions with dot plots, histograms, and line plots. Describe the spread of the data between shapes and from the start to the end of the data set. Center is measured by the median, a number arrived at by counting to the middle of an ordered array of numerical data.

When the data set is even the median will be the average of the two middle numbers. Quartiles are the medians of the lower and upper halves of the ordered data values. The quartiles separate the data into 4 sections that each contain the same amount of data points but vary in shape and size. The interquartile range (IQR) is the distance from the first and third quartile and is used to describe the variability of the data set.

Box plots organize data into a display that shows how the shape of the data can be compared. The data is organized into 5 points; the minimum or least data point from the entire set, median, the first quartile or median of the bottom 50% of data, third quartile or median of the top 50% of the data set, and the maximum or the highest value of the data set. Dot plots and line plots organize data into a display that shows the frequency of data, using dots or Xs, along a number line. Histograms are a type of bar graph that organizes numerical data into equal intervals.

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