Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Box Plotter

This Flash tool allows students to make a box plot of their data, using up to four categories of their own choosing, or using one of the data sets provided. The tool will plot all the data together, or break it out by category. Students can set a multiple of the Interquartile Range to be the Extreme Range, and exclude that data from the graph if they wish. Associated lessons (free) and a Mathematics Assessment Sampler (for purchase) are linked at the right side of the page.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Publisher
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Graph

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Publisher
    • Publication Date2004
    • Rights(c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 3
      Good for Reading, but not creating
      By bethb on 06/15/2012 - 14:13
    • This tool provides good practice for students reading box plots, but it is not a good tool for creating box plots. This may be applicable to students who need a challenge in 6th grade, but otherwise is probably too challenging for elementary students.