24 Cats in the Hat

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Learning Objective
Investigate properties of the hat plot. The hat plot is a box plot without the line segment that designates the median. Students can use terms like crown (Box) and brim (Whiskers) as they learn about variability in a given distribution.

TinkerPlots file




CODAP Optional Extension

24 Cat Data Set with questions

1. Click on a point in a graph. What does each point represent? What happens to the points if you click on the male sex in the case table?
2. Peebles has a twin (or litter mate). Figure out who it probably is.
3. Do male cats tend to be longer than female cats? If so, by about how much?


GeoGebra Optional Extension

Geogebra File