Learn more about the stem-and-leaf plot using the following **stem and leaf diagram**. This set of diagram includes some examples of the plot such as back-to-back and ordered stem and leaf plot along with one worksheet version for evaluation. This plot is a special table where each data value is split into a “stem” (the first digit or digits) and a “leaf” (usually the last digit). Take a look at the following example.

In the examples of the *stem and leaf diagram* above, the “stem” values are listed down, and the “leaf” values go right (or left) from the stem values. The “stem” is used to group the scores and each “leaf” shows the individual scores within each group. This is a diagram that quickly summarizes data while maintaining the individual data points. This diagram was invented by John Tukey.

Stem-and-leaf plots also contain back-to-back plots, rounding data, truncating data and more. We have provided the example for a back-to-back plot in one of the diagram. You could make a frequency distribution table or a histogram for the values, or you can use a stem-and-leaf plot and let the numbers themselves to show pretty much the same information. This plot looks something like a bar graph.

The main advantage of a stem and leaf plot is that the data are grouped and all the original data are also shown too. The diagrams above are the examples of stem and leaf diagram, one is in the worksheet version for you to evaluate your understanding about the diagram. Hopefully, you will get better knowledge and information about the plot diagrams!