For this lesson, students will use computers to research the ages of players on two basketball teams in pairs. They will find the five number summary, as well as the mean, interquartile range, and determine if there are outliers in the data set. At the end of the lesson, the students will have understood how to appropriately use statistics to compare the median, mean, and the interquartile range of two or more different data sets. This lesson will be guided by several principles: assigning short, meaningful amounts of practice, assigning practice to increase overlearning, and making appropriate use of massed and distributed practice.

### General Information

**Subject(s):**Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**9

**Intended Audience:**Educators

**Suggested Technology:**Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Basic Calculators, LCD Projector

**Instructional Time:**40 Minute(s)

**Keywords:**median, interquartile range, mean, outlier, box plot

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**Lesson Plan**

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__FCR-STEMLearn Algebra__