
Lesson Plan Template:
General Lesson Plan

Learning Objectives: What should students know and be able to do as a result of this lesson?
 Students will be able to compare the shape and spread between two ore more sets of data.

Prior Knowledge: What prior knowledge should students have for this lesson?
 Students should know how to construct boxplots
 Students should know how to interpret boxplots
 Students should know how to determine the center and spread of the data

Guiding Questions: What are the guiding questions for this lesson?
 Where should Matt have his birthday party?

Teaching Phase: How will the teacher present the concept or skill to students?
First, the teacher presents a question to the students, "Where should Matt have his birthday party?" The teacher then proceeds to give the different locations of where the party could be held. Then students will make a prediction of what location Matt should have his birthday party (Note: Students' decision of a location should be based on cleanliness, customer service, and price).
To begin the lesson, students will create box plots for the four data sets using GeoGebra. The data set can be found in the attachments.
**In order to conserve time, divide the class into 4 different groups and assign each group one data set (Group 1 gets data set A, group 2 gets data set B, etc.). The box plots for all groups should look the same (unless you give each group different data sets).
After all groups have constructed their box plots, go ahead and project the graphs on the board. Pick two of the box plots (Location A and Location B) and compare and interpret the graphs while the students are observing.
Have students answer the following questions:
 Which place has the greatest max rating?
 Which place has the highest range?
 Which place has the highest median rating?
 Are there any outliers in this graph? If so, which one shows outliers?
 How can outliers effect the ratings?
 Which place would be good for Matt to go to without spending too much money but receiving great service as well?
 In PowerPoint slides 1  11
 In worksheet document pages 1  2
Birthday Party Decisions powerpoint.pptx
Birthday party decisions.pdf
Boxplot activity.docx
Sample answers for Locations A and B.docx
See guided practice for next step.

Guided Practice: What activities or exercises will the students complete with teacher guidance?
After you have compared the boxplots for Locations A and B (See Teaching Phase), have students compare the boxplots for Locations A, B, and C in their groups. While they are comparing these boxplots have them answer the following questions:
 Which place has the greatest max rating?
 Which place has the highest range?
 Which place has the highest median rating?
 Are there any outliers in this graph? If so, which one shows outliers?
 How can outliers effect the ratings?
 Which place would be good for Matt to go to without spending too much money but receiving great service as well?
 In PowerPoint slides 12  13
 In worksheet document pages 3  4
Birthday Party Decisions powerpoint.pptx
Birthday party decisions.pdf
Sample answers for Locations A,B,C.docx
See Independent Practice for next step

Independent Practice: What activities or exercises will students complete to reinforce the concepts and skills developed in the lesson?
After students compare the boxplots for Locations A, B, and C (Guided Practice) have them compare the boxplots for Locations A, B, C, and D independently. Have them answer the following questions:
 Which place has the greatest max rating?
 Which place has the highest range?
 Which place has the highest median rating?
 Are there any outliers in this graph? If so, which one shows outliers?
 How can outliers effect the ratings?
 Which place would be good for Matt to go to without spending too much money but receiving great service as well?
 In PowerPoint slides 14  15
 In worksheet document pages 5  6
Birthday Party Decisions powerpoint.pptx
Birthday party decisions.pdf
Sample answers for Locations A,B,C,D.docx

Closure: How will the teacher assist students in organizing the knowledge gained in the lesson?
Students will have a group discussion based on the 4 sets of data given. Students will share their choice of location of where Matt should have his birthday and provide evidence to support their answer.
Birthday Party Decisions powerpoint.pptx

Summative Assessment
To see if students understand the material have them compare the 4 different boxplots to a new location (Location E: Disney World). Then have them answer the following questions:
 Which place has the greatest max rating?
 Which place has the highest range?
 Which place has the highest median rating?
 Are there any outliers in this graph? If so, which one shows outliers?
 How can outliers effect the ratings?
 Which place would be good for Matt to go to without spending too much money but receiving great service as well?
BP 1.docx
Sample answers for Locations A,B,C,D,E.docx

Formative Assessment
Students will answer the following questions throughout the lesson as they compare the boxplots for Locations A and B (Teaching Phase), Locations A, B, and C (Guided Practice), and Locations A, B, C, and D (Independent Practice).
 Which place has the greatest max rating?
 Which place has the highest range?
 Which place has the highest median rating?
 Are there any outliers in this graph? If so, which one shows outliers?
 How can outliers effect the ratings?
 Which place would be good for Matt to go to without spending too much money but receiving great service as well?

Feedback to Students
Teachers should be walking around the room during the lesson, giving both positive feedback about what they are doing well and help guide them by asking probing questions.