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Create a Graph

Data analysis (Math 4) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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From the NCES Students' Classroom: fill in the data, and this tool will create a graph (bar, line, area, pie, or xy). Includes sample data.
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Furbles

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Flash 
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Furbles are fun and engaging creatures for use on interactive whiteboards with students of all ages. They were originally designed for statistics, probability and logic to teach students about char...
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Pie Chart

Circle graphs (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows the user to make pie charts.
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Bar Charts

Bar graphs (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values.
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Bar Graph

Bar graphs (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.
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Fraction Pie

Circle graphs (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet explores several models for representing fractions with adjustable numerators and denominators. Choose from the three versions listed according to range of numerator and denominator desir...
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Histogram

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Histograms are used to summarize data graphically. A histogram divides the range of values in a data set into intervals. Over each interval is placed a block or rectangle whose area represents the per...
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Circle Grapher

Circle graphs (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows users to create a customized circle graph as well as display preset circle graphs.
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Representing and Interpreting ...

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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In this activity, students use the Weather and Spreadsheets tool to interpret the data and graphs of the weather. In the second part of the activity students use the applet to examine the trends.
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Healthy Eating

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students will collect data about the food knowledge of class members. They will create bar graphs, pose and answer questions about the data by looking at the graphs, and find the range and mode. The N...
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Bar Grapher

Bar graphs (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows the user to create a customized bar graph as well as display preset bar graphs.
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Misleading Graphs Lesson

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
Calculator 
Lesson Plan 

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This lesson will challenge students to think creatively by having them design and build water balloon catchers from random scrap materials, while requiring them to take into consideration a multitude ...
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National Population Projection...

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
Computer 
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Students will examine the United States Census Bureau Web site to investigate population projections from 19902100. Using the five provided pyramids, students will analyze the data to determine how t...
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State Population Projections

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Computer 
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In this activity, students examine the United States Census Bureau Web site to investigate projections of the total population of states from 19952025. Using the provided data, students will analyze...
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Pitching Cards

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Computer 
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Students measure distances using standard and nonstandard units and record their measurement in various tables. Then use descriptive statistics to report the results. In this lesson, students play a g...
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Shorts and Shirts

Collect data (Math 4) 
Computer 
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Students are encouraged to discover all of the possible combinations for outfits consisting of shirts and shorts. Students apply problemsolving skills (including elimination and collection of organiz...
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What is Your Favorite?

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students will make human line plots and circle graphs, then draw them on paper and use a Web site to generate them. Posing and answering questions using the graphs will give the studen...
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Let's Compare

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students will collect numerical data, generate graphs, and compare two data sets. They will also find the mean, mode, median, and range of the data sets. Communication and problem solv...
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The Bread Basket

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students conduct a survey and create bar graphs.
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The Pizza Palace

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students will construct box plots independently and with a computer after collecting data from the class.
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Links to Data

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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Key Curriculum Press has organized an area with links to data sets for use with their TinkerPlots software. They are listed under these headings:

TinkerPlots Movies

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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TinkerPlots comes with five short movies, which provide basic instruction in the software. The TinkerPlots team recommends that all users, both teachers and students, watch the first movie, TinkerP...
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Snapshots

Data analysis (Math 4) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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"Snapshots" of various statistics and poll results, in news, money, sports, and life sections.
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Graphs and Charts

Pictographs (Math 4)+ 
Computer 
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Use these factsheets and worksheets to explain how title, labels, key, etc. provide information in a graph or chart. The unit also looks at how to obtain information from a pictogram, pie chart, bar c...
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Tinkerplots

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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Tinkerplots is a software construction set of basic operations (stack, order, separate) that allows students to build their own plots to analyze data.
Students make graphs by using a con...
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