# Constructing histograms and box plots using technology

I can construct histograms and box plots utilising technology.

# Constructing histograms and box plots using technology

I can construct histograms and box plots utilising technology.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Histograms can be drawn quickly using technology
- Using the raw data allows software to calculate equal bin widths easily
- Box plots can be drawn using the same data to allow comparison
- You can compare the shape of the histogram to its box plot

### Common misconception

When using Desmos, incorrect brackets () are used to input raw data as elements.

[] are used to denote a set of data elements or elements. Encourage pupils to think about set notation when using Venn diagrams. Desmos will reject the use of () as they do not denote a set of elements.

### Keywords

Histogram - A histogram is a diagram consisting of rectangles whose area is proportional to the frequency in each class and whose width is equal to the class interval.

Box plot - A box plot is a diagram that clearly shows the minimum and maximum value of a data set along with the three quartiles.

### Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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