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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Graphing: discrete vs continuous data

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From: Judy K. Sink <sinkjr@bellsouth.net>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2006091322:47:15
Subject: Graphing

	
When elementary students graph data by placing a marble at various
points on a ramp (i.e.10 cm, 15 cm, and 20 cm from the bottom of the
ramp) and then measuring the distance it pushes a half paper cup, is
this considered discrete data or continuous data?  The directions for
this activity say the students can graph the data on a bar graph and
then make predictions for distances not measured directly.  Is this
accurate?  What constitutes discrete data from continuous data.  I am
aware of the basic definitions for both of these types of data.  Are
the directions for graphing this activity on a bar graph correct?

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