Skin Weight—Representing Data

This Skin Weight—Representing Data lesson plan also includes:

Give me some skin. The lesson plan introduces looking at patterns between two numbers. Pupils complete a chart after finding the weight of a person's skin based upon their weight. The learners graph the data to see patterns in the first section of a two-part unit on data representation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph the body weight versus skin weight 
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should know how to make a line graph
  • Utilizes learners' weight, which may be a sensitive issue

  • Includes an answer key
  • Contains a blackline master for graph paper

  • The directions on the handout do not match the discussion of the task for graphing the data
Common Core