Universities that Produce NBA players and BoxandWhisker Plots
Topic
Universities that produce NBA Players and BoxandWhisker Plots
Vocabulary
 Mean
 Median
 Mode
 Range
 Quartile
Student Exploration
Which universities produce the most NBA players? And how can you display that information in a way graph that is userfriendly?
Examine the table below of the Universities that produced four or more NBA players for the 20102011 NBA season.
University  Number of NBA Players 

U. of Florida  9 
Villanova  4 
Wake Forest  8 
Maryland  4 
U. of Connecticut  10 
Oklahoma State  4 
Ohio State  7 
Georgetown  4 
Stanford  5 
U. of Kansas  12 
Notre Dame  4 
U. of North Carolina  10 
George Tech  7 
U. of Texas at Austin  10 
Florida State  4 
UCLA  14 
Xavier  4 
U. of Washington  5 
Duke  13 
Alabama  4 
Syracuse  6 
USC  5 
Memphis  7 
UNLV  4 
UC Berkeley  4 
U. of Arizona  11 
Michigan State  5 
U. of Kentucky  13 
Louisiana State U.  6 
Use this data table to create a boxandwhisker plot to represent the number of NBA players that come from these Universities.
Extension Investigation
Examine the table above of the Universities that produced four or more NBA players for the 20102011 NBA season.
 Find the mean.
 Find the median.
 Find the mode.
 Find the range.
 Find the first and third quartiles. Do not include the median as part of either the lower or the upper half of the data.

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Q3 and \begin{align*}Q_1\end{align*}Q1 .

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 If UCLA had 16 NBA players, will the median or mean change? Explain.
 If Ohio State had 10 NBA players, would the \begin{align*}Q_1\end{align*}
Q1 and \begin{align*}Q_3\end{align*}Q3 change? And how would the graph change? Explain each.
Resources Cited
Connections to other CK12 Subject Areas
 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
 Mean
 Median
 Median of Large Sets of Data
 Mode