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        The Lowdown | Real-World Data Sets: Low- and High-Paying Jobs

        In this interactive, two infographics display the 10 lowest- and highest-paid jobs in the United States in 2012, based on figures provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the accompanying classroom activity, students examine the data in the interactive to determine how different the top of the pay scale is from the bottom. Given salary ranges for positions on the top and bottom of the corporate ladder, students construct and analyze box plots to see just how wide the disparity is. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

         

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