1.
Stem-and-Leaf
Plots
Susan Phillips
Lee’s Summit, MO
2.
Stem-and-Leaf Plot
Uses place value to organize data
Shows data in an organized way so it
can be analyzed easily
Organizes data so it is easier to find
the median, mode, and range
3.
Here are the scores for a
freshman basketball team
Here is the same data organized into a
stem-and-leaf plot.
4.
Can you tell how the
stem-and-leaf plot was made?
The first number
in the data is 27.
Here is the 2 in
the tens place.
Here is the 7 in
the ones place.
5.
The key shows us
which place value
the digits represent.
6.
The stems all
represent tens
place in this
stem-and-leaf
plot.
The leaves all
represent ones.
8.
Here are one student’s math test scores.
Make a stem-and-leaf plot for this data.
First, draw
the dividing
lines.
9.
Here are one student’s math test scores.
Make a stem-and-leaf plot for this data.
Stems
Next, label
the stem side
and the leaf
side.
Leaves
10.
Here are one student’s math test scores.
Make a stem-and-leaf plot for this data.
Stems Leaves
7 5
Find the
smallest
piece of data
and plot it on
the grid.
11.
Here are one student’s math test scores.
Make a stem-and-leaf plot for this data.
Stems Leaves
7 5 9
Find the next
smallest
piece of data
and plot it on
the grid.
The 7 for the tens
place is already
there. We just
add the 9.
12.
Continue with this process until
you have entered all the data.
Stems Leaves
7 5 9
8 3 4 6 6 8
9
1 4 9
13.
Remember to add a title.
Test Scores
Stems Leaves
7 5 9
8 3 4 6 6 8
9
1 4 9
14.
Don’t forget the key!
Test Scores
Stems Leaves
7 5 9
8 3 4 6 6 8
9
1 4 9
Key: 7 5 means 75
17.
This table shows the times in seconds and
hundredths of seconds for the women’s
500-meter speed-skating competition in
the 2002 Winter Olympics.
18.
Use this data to make a stem-and-leaf plot.
2002 Winter Olympics 500-Meter
Speed-Skating Times in Seconds
19.
Check your work…
2002 Winter Olympics 500-Meter
Speed-Skating Times in Seconds
20.
Using Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Sold by Troop 220
What was the least number of cookies sold?
40 boxes
21.
Using Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Sold by Troop 220
What was the largest number of cookies
sold?
94 boxes
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Using Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Sold by Troop 220
Find the median of the data
Find the middle leaf…
63 boxes
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Using Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Sold by Troop 220
Find the mode of the data
Look for the number that occurs
most often in a row of leaves
63 boxes
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