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Misleading Graphs Lesson

Collect data (Math 4)+ 
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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...

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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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Pitching Cards

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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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

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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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State Population Projections

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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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Healthy Eating

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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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Let's Compare

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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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

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In this lesson, students conduct a survey and create bar graphs.
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The Pizza Palace

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Students will construct box plots independently and with a computer after collecting data from the class.
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What is Your Favorite?

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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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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Graphs and Charts

Pictographs (Math 4)+ 
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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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Links to Data

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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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:

Snapshots

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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"Snapshots" of various statistics and poll results, in news, money, sports, and life sections.
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TinkerPlots Movies

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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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Tinkerplots

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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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Birmingham Weather Station (Pr...

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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This activity can be used to compare the weather in Birmingham to the weather in other areas of the world. The "Collected Data" contains weather data from January 2000 forward, which can be downloaded...
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Birmingham Weather Station (Se...

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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This activity can be used to compare the weather in Birmingham to the weather in other areas of the world. The "Collected Data" contains weather data from January 2000 forward, which can be downloaded...
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Furbles

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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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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Mean Runners

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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This resource is designed to consolidate understanding of the terms and calculation of mean, median, and mode in the context of a simple data set.
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Simple Scales 2

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Drag and drop the toys onto the scales. Individual toys, the needle, the scale numbers and the pan can all be hidden and revealedgood for problem solving work.
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Bar Charts

Bar graphs (Math 4) 
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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) 
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Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.
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Bar Grapher

Bar graphs (Math 4) 
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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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Box Plotter

Data analysis (Math 4) 
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This tool allows users to create a customized box plot as well as display preset box plots.
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Circle Graph

Circle graphs (Math 4) 
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This activity allows the user to graph data on a circle graph. Students can use predefined data sets or enter their own data.
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