Representing Data

How many text messages do your pupils send in a day? You may be surprised! Use their data to create a bar graph, histogram, and other graphical displays. Using the graphs, learners analyze the data and draw conclusions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include a box plot to represent the data after making the histogram; compare and contrast the information pupils can gain from each representation
Classroom Considerations

  • Needed materials include graphing calculators, computers with Internet access, and activity handouts
  • If time is limited, choose portions of the activity that meet your class goals to implement
Pros

  • Uses graphic organizers to coordinate information about data representations
  • Includes a choice board for pupils to extend and apply their learning
Cons

  • None
Common Core