Math Curriculum

Level D
Unit: Statistics and Probability
Key Lesson 6.8.15 Quartiles and Interquartile Range

Lesson topic: Interquartile range (IQR) and box plots

Instructor Materials

  • Teacher guide
  • Slides
  • Practice Problems resource
  • CCRS standard: 6.SP.5c, 6.SP.5d
  • Learning goal: Calculate the range and interquartile range (IQR) of a data set and interpret (orally and in writing) what they tell us about the situation. Comprehend that “interquartile range (IQR)” is another measure of variability that describes the span of the middle half of the data. Identify and interpret (in writing) the numbers in the five-number summary for a data set, i.e., the minimum, first quartile (Q1), median (Q2), third quartile (Q3), and maximum.
  • 6.8 Assessment and Practice Problems

Student Materials

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