How To Spot A Misleading Graph

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A source that includes a graph may not always be the best reliable. A short resource highlights how graphs and charts can be misleading. Learners view actual graphs and note the way the graph is distorted to make a point. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members look for examples of misleading graphs in newspapers, magazines, news, and on the Internet to demonstrate that they can find them many places
  • Get groups to use data and graphs to support an argument
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with reading and creating graphs of data
Pros
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  • Stretches across curriculum areas
Cons
  • None
Common Core