Look at Part 1. What is an example of a statistical question that this data could be used to answer?
Possible response: What is the average nightly low temperature?
What type of data is this and how do you think it was collected?
Numerical data; it was collected by measuring the temperature with a thermometer.
What is the best way of describing the shape of this data?
Where do you think the center of this data is?
Possible response: 25 degrees.
What do the mean and the median tell you about a data set?
The mean and median are numbers used to describe the majority of the data, or the center of the data. The mean is the average of the data and the median is the middle value of the data set.
How would you find the mean temperature of this data?
Possible response: Write down the data values from the dot plot, find the sum of the data, and then divide by the total number of data values.
Look at Part 2. What type of graph is shown?
What is the median height?
What are the values of the first and third quartiles of this data?
The first quartile is 77 inches and the third quartile is 82 inches.
How tall is the tallest player? How tall is the shortest player?
The tallest player is 83 inches tall and the shortest player is 72 inches tall.
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