Box Plots

Curriculum support20 mins£3

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Find quartiles and the median of a data set
Draw a box plot  
Compare box plots  
Shahriyar HajghassemHost: Shahriyar is a Maths Teacher at a School in Northwest London, teaching years 7 to 11. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 and set off to China for two years teaching IGCSE and A-Level Economics.

Box plots are a convenient way of visually displaying data. A box plot is split into 4 quartiles, and key information such as the average (median), smallest and largest values of a data set and percentiles can be spotted immediately. Additionally, Box plots can provide information about the spread of data and hence show how consistent a data set is, thus making it a useful statistical tool for comparing data sets. Box plots can be created from a list of numbers by ordering the numbers and finding the median and lower and upper quartiles.

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This class is suitable for all Elementary/Intermediate and Higher students studying KS4 Maths or equivalent.  These students would typically be in Years 9-11 or S3-S5

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You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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