6th Grade Data Analysis and Statistics Resources

Enter data in a list (or click RANDOMIZE), then see it displayed as a lineplot and/or boxplot. Select which of {Mean, Median, Mode} you want shown for each data set. Possible teaching moves include:

  • Make predictions about where each measure of center will fall

  • Justify why the mean would be above or below the median

  • Look for the connections between the lineplot and boxplot

This tool lets students practice drawing box plots from dot plots. Consider what a box plot DOES before getting into that 5 number summary stuff. "What are you noticing about how these overlap?"

A tool designed to investigating the notion of resistance in measures of center. A randomly generated dot plot is drawn (size determined by user). Drag the blue point to see how the mean and median are affected.