Compare data displays using mean, median and range to describe and interpret numerical data sets in terms of location (centre) and spread(ACMSP283)

LO: To construct box and whisker plots


  • How to use data to create a box and whisker plot


  • that a box and whisker plot can help us to visually represent data


  • I can construct a box and whisker plot..

Box and Whisker Plots

Box and Whisker plots are an easy way of organizing data. It shows our min/max values as well as median of our data.


Creating Box and Whisker Plots

  1. Organize your data in ascending order (smallest to biggest)
  2. Find the min/max values
  3. Find the median of the data
  4. Find the median value of Quarter 1
  5. Find the median value of Quarter 3
  6. Draw your lines with min/max values
  7. Add in Q1 and Q3 values and draw box around the two values
  8. Add in your median value and draw a line to split the box.


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