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Heights of Students in Our Class

This lesson, from Illuminations, gives students practice in measurement and in displaying and interpreting data through box-and-whisker plots. Students may draw the plots themselves or use the online Box Plotter tool. Learning objectives, materials, student questions, extensions, teacher reflections, and NCTM Standards alignment are provided.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Dianne Bankard - Author, Francis (Skip) Fennell - Author
Math TopicMeasurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeLesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Dianne Bankard - Author, Francis (Skip) Fennell - Author
    • Publication Date2000
    • Rights(c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
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      Good Measurement activity
      By bethb on 04/19/2012 - 14:14
    • This is a good activity to get students engaged and measuring. However the box plotter tool is a good resource, the reality is that it may be too difficult for many students in elementary school and should only be used to challenge students that need an extension.