What does each X in the line plot represent?
One of the students in Mr. Jones' class.
How many students does Mr. Jones have in his class altogether? How do you know?
15. Possible explanation: I counted all the Xs to find the total.
Can you think of a statistical question that Mr. Jones was trying to answer by collecting this data?
Possible response: "How many days does it take the average student to complete this science project?"
Is the data he collected numerical or categorical? How do you know?
Numerical, because the students measured the time they spent on their project.
How would you describe the shape and spread of this data?
There is a peak at
How much time did most students spend on their science project?
Most students spent
If Mr. Jones was going to tell next year's class how much time they will likely need on this science project, what should he tell them?
Answers vary; students might say
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