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In 2001, J.K.Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter series) wrote** Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.**

Next year this will be the first in a series of three movies that are meant to take place 70 years before the *Harry Potter series began.*

"Beasts" will be produced by David Heyman, the same producer that created the Potter movies. In this activity students use the average cost of a Harry Potter movie to estimate the cost of creating a "Beasts" movie. The task is open, in that it asks students to analyze central tendency, using either median, mode or mean. Which is the best predictor of the cost of making this new movie? As an extension students make box plots and analyze the interquartile values to understand outliers. This is an interesting set of data, with an outlier and a mode that may be the most representative measure of the set. Enjoy the** Beasts**!