Discover a Data Story

"Data is so boring, there's no way to find any patterns in them."  Or is there? Pairs investigate data sets using different data visualization tools to discover a trend that may exist in a data set. Once they find a trend or pattern, they write about their discoveries and include the visualization they made.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Find other available data sets to use to create variety in the activity
  • Restrict the data sets to just a couple to aid in the pairs' decision on which to explore
Classroom Considerations

  • The class will need to know how to use a tool to create a chart from data
  • The 12th lesson in a unit of 15
Pros

  • Includes a folder of data sets
  • Provides a rubric to assess the report
Cons

  • None