ULTIMATE MATHS                                    Ultimate Maths 2014. All Rights Reserved. HOME LIBRARY NUMBER ALGEBRA DATA SHAPE RESOURCES FORUM BLOG

Stem & Leaf Plots

Creating Stem & Leaf Plots

Stem and leaf plots are special types of tables that enables you to organise a list of numbers into a more concise and simple format. Here is an example of a stem and leaf plot. There are two parts separated with a line. On the right is the leaf. The numbers here represents the last digit of a number. The stem is on the left and represents the other digits. To create a stem and leaf plot you have to have a sequence of numbers. First create the stem. In this case the first digits of the numbers goes from 1-5 which means that we need exactly these numbers in the stem. draw a line on the right side of the stem numbers and add the last digit of each number to the corresponding row. For instance, if we want to plot 26, we put a 6 into the row with the stem: 2. After you have done this for all numbers, the stem and leaf plot is finished. Usually, we put the numbers in to order of their size. So, in a leaf row you wouldn’t have 9,1&5 but 1,5&9.

Why do we use Stem& Leaf Plots?

We process data using stem & leaf plots because... It is a neater way of displaying a long list of numbers. It is easier to work with such as calculating the median. It allows you to see the distribution and size of the numbers without having to look at them in too much detail. There are several more reasons.

Browse More Topics

This page should have taught you the basics of stem & leaf plots. Be sure to have a look at presenting data or any other topic on our site by visiting our library. Please share this page if you like it or found it helpful!
ULTIMATE MATHS
WHERE MATHS IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
Probability Presenting Data Processing Data
23.0 PROCESSING DATA 23.1 MEAN / MEDIAN / MODE
ULTIMATE MATHS Becoming an Accomplished Mathematician Ultimate Maths is a professional maths website that gives students the opportunity to learn, revise and apply different maths skills. We provide a wide range of lessons and resources...
Contact Get in touch by writing us an e-mail to: support@ultimatemaths.com or by using the Contact Us button.
Stay Updated Visit our Forum & Blog  to stay updated about the latest Ultimate Maths News
Quality Content A wide range of quality learning resources is at your disposal.
Effective Teaching Explanations, examples and questions combined for an effective learning experience.
Easy Navigation A simple user interface ensures that you find the topics you are looking for.
Excellent Support Our fast and reliable support answer all your questions to your satisfaction.
1 Recommended
23
Chapter 23.2:  Learning Outcomes Students will how to create stem and leaf plots! Students will learn how to use stem and leaf plots!

VIDEO LESSON:

COMING SOON!

Follow Us!
LEARN MORE