Reading & Interpreting Stem-and-Leaf Plots


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Blake wants to create a stem and leaf plot of the points his basketball team scored this season. These are his team's points: 99, 87, 60, 85, 55, 55, 87, 79, 76, 49, 40, 91, 53

Which stem and leaf plot correctly shows his team's scores?

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1. Jayla has been doing sit-ups to get in shape. She created a stem and leaf chart that displays the number of sit-ups she has already done (51, 51, 54 60, 62, 65, 80, 81, 88). Jayla's teacher said that she had made one mistake in her stem and leaf plot. What mistake did Jayla make?

2. This stem and leaf plot shows the number of cookies that Tia's Girl Scout troop sold each week. How many weeks did they sell cookies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stem and leaf plots are one way to simply organize data points. Use this quiz and worksheet to practice analyzing stem and leaf plots.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • Interpreting data shown in a stem and leaf pot
  • Transference of data to a stem and leaf plot
  • Identifying errors on stem and leaf plots

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your knowledge of organizing numeric data to understand the format of stem and leaf plots
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on stem and leaf plots
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question requiring the analysis of a stem and leaf plot

Additional Learning

Gain an understanding of one way to organize numerical data by completing the lesson titled Reading & Interpreting Stem-and-Leaf Plots. The objectives covered in the lesson include:

  • Know how to create a stem and leaf plot
  • Review the use of punctuation in a stem and leaf plot
  • Understand where the different digits go on a stem and leaf plot