AP Statistics

Today's Topic: Describing Distributions of Quantitative Data


Approximate the shape of a histogram created from the following data sets. Label your histogram's x-axis with estimates on the data values.

  1. The ages of household members with couples who have been married less than 5 years
  2. The monthly amount of money high school students spend on clothing
  3. The number of times a 6 appears in 100 tosses of a fair die


  • Represent quantitative data graphically (histogram, stem-and-leaf, boxplot)
  • Understand key vocabulary necessary for describing distributions
  • Describe the distributions of univariate quantitative data sets using CUSS
  • Compare side-by-side or back-to-back distributions of univariate quantitative data sets
  • Identify important statistics from graphs