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After creating our own individual magnets, my statistics class used them to complete this dot plot of the day activity. For an entire week, we created a dot plot at the beginning of each class period. Then students practiced writing a short paragraph to describe the data’s distribution.

I only see my students four days a week since we have asynchronous distance learning days each Monday. So, the dot plot of the day template I used with my students only had space for four prompts. I also created a five day template in case you have a more normal school week.

Here are some examples of the prompts I used with my students. We had a lot of fun with this activity in statistics.

### How many years have you attended Coweta Public Schools?

This is a nice prompt if you are looking to create a skewed data set! Of course, you would need to insert your own school district’s name…

### What is your European Shoe Size?

I use European shoe size because it is the same for men and women. We always have a discussion about how if we used American shoe sizes that we would have to create separate dot plots for each gender.

### How many different houses/apartments have you lived in?

### How many concerts have you attended?

Check out this outlier! We had to make the student list off all the concerts he had attended!

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