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To gain an appreciation for the difficulty the framers of the Constitution faced when crafting this historic document, class members are asked to predict five words that would occur frequently in the Constitution of the United States. Working as pairs, groups of four, then groups of eight, teams develop such a list. The whole class then discusses the process they went through and the difficulty they had reaching consensus. Next, the focus turns to a word-processed document of the Constitution, and using the replace tool, learners record their findings on a spreadsheet and create a double bar graph to compare their predictions with the actual results. Additional activities for studying the strengths and weaknesses of a constitutional government, as well as assessment options for each activity, are included in the packet.
In this double-bar graph worksheet, students create two double bar graphs from provided information. The first set of data compares the heights of two twins over time. Students explain the process they used to create their graph. The second data set is the results of a coin toss.
In this measures of central tendency instructional activity, young statiscians use fantasy basketball statistics to find mean, median, and range of player statistics. They then decide which player they would draft first. They create a five person starting line up of their choice of players. Double bar graphs are created of their information. A nice extension to this lesson might be to include analysis of box-and-whisker plots for each player.
Examine the three basic nutrients and their effects on the body. Fifth graders will research data to construct a bar graph and then demonstrate the relationship between malnutrition and food security. This is a very comprehensive resource with handouts and step-by-step instructions.
Students identify which type of graph is appropriate for different sets of data. For this data analysis lesson, students study the data for different types of books, library books checked out, and books read last year. Students decide on which type of graph is appropriate to use for the sets of data and identify their reasons why they chose that graph.
Students explore how to use a double bar graph by polling other students about their feelings and experiences with pets. They also have the opportunity to think about how pets affect their lives. Students poll their classmates to find out what types of pets they have, how they feel about them and what type of pet they would be if they could be an animal. They graph their findings, using a double bar graph.
Fifth graders examine how circle graphs present data in the form of fractions, decimals, and percents. They analyze a circle graph about a family budget, and create their own circle graph that illustrates how they would spend fifty five dollars a month. Next, they create a double bar graph comparing the population for ten U.S. states for the years 1980 and 1990.
Fourth graders research information on the ear and discuss the importance of hearing in every day life. In this human biology lesson, 4th graders use the Internet to locate information about the ear, do an experiment related to hearing, and create a double bar graph to show the results of the experiment.
Students collect data and create Venn diagrams and double bar graphs. They listen to a version of The Three Little Pigs and decide the method for building a house. As they discuss what each house would be made of they move to yarn circles to represent a Venn diagram and create a bar graph.
Sixth graders participate in a guided practice activity about the proper use of circle graphs. They determine that the information on circle graphs is presented as fractions, decimals, or percent form while looking at a Family Budget graph. Finally, they complete an independent practice sheet on which they complete a double bar graph.