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Create a Graph

Data analysis (Math 6) 
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 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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StemandLeaf Plotter

Stemandleaf plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity generates a stem and leaf plot from data that the user enters.
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Pie Chart

Circle graphs (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows the user to make pie charts.
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Ordered Simple Plot

Scatter plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows the user to input a series of (x,y) ordered pairs and plot them in the order the pairs are input either connected or as unconnected data points.
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Directable Fire!!

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos.
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Fish Farm, Part II Teacher Sup...

Data collection (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, student resources, and other resources.
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Scatterplot

Scatter plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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A scatterplot can be used to visually represent the relationship between two variables.
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Fire!!

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos.
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Million Dollar Mission

Line graphs (Math 6) 
Spreadsheet 
Tool 

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This is the famous "doubling pennies" problem. Students will study exponential growth. The activity is designed for students to work independently, or in groups with guidance from the teacher.
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Histogram

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to view and make their own histograms.
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Box Plot Lesson and Virtual Ma...

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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The Box and Whisker Plot lesson includes visuals and audio narration. A virtual manipulative lets users enter and modify a data set and see the box plot update in real time. A question set can be us...
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A Million Penny Project

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Spreadsheet 
Technology PoW 

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Students use a spreadsheet to show when they will have collected their million pennies.
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Exploring Histograms

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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The user will create their own set of data and then see how changes can occur in the mean, median, and mode and the shape of the histogram when changes are made in the data set in this activity.
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Collecting and Numerically Ana...

Data collection (Math 6) 
Excel 
Lesson Plan 

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In this investigation, students collect, organize, and analyze color data from individual sized bags of plain M&Ms (1.69 oz.). This activity is designed to be an introduction to the calculation capabi...
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Analyzing Temperature Trends f...

Bar graphs (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
Lesson Plan 

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Students will collect temperature data from the data archive of the National Climatic Data Center website. They will choose three cities with similar latitude or longitude and compare the average tem...
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Box Plots

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Introduces students to quartiles and box plots.
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Fish Farm, Part II

Data collection (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students collect data on randomly chosen fish from a pond. Using this data, they try to determine the ratio of male fish to female fish in the pond.
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Box Plot

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to explore maximum, minimum, median, upper quartile, lower quartile and outliers while learning how to draw box plots.
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Bar Charts

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
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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Box Plot

Boxandwhisker plots (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Box plots are used to summarize data graphically. To construct a box plot, first find the minimum data value, the lower quartile, the median, the upper quartile, and the maximum data value. These five...
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Bar Graph

Bar graphs (Math 6) 
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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A Better Fire!

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Graph of the US Income Distrib...

Line graphs (Math 6)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Interact with a graph displaying family income across the population using a football field as the context. The height of the curve at any point is the height of a stack of $100 bills equaling that in...
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The Next Billion

Data analysis (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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In 1999 the world population passed the 6 billion mark. In this lesson, students predict when it will reach 7 billion. To do so, they use an online counter (from the PBS site, "Six Billion and Bey...
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