This activity uses pencils of different lengths to reinforce the concepts of mean, median, and mode as well as stem-and-leaf plots, estimation, and measurement. Extensions have students create box-and-whisker plots and explore powers of two. The activity incorporates measurement standards for grades 6–8 as well as data analysis and probability and statistics standards for grades 6–12.
Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12, 6 to 8