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Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math
Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot. As they filed into place — most boys went to one end, most girls to the other — Casillas drew the data visualization on butcher paper. The rectangle in the center showed the typical heights of the class, with straight lines called "whiskers" extended from the box to show how far away the tallest and shortest students were from the middle. Thomas Navas, a 5-foot-2 junior, found himself at the end of a whisker, the shortest student in his Introduction...

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