## Reflection: Relevance Problems In Our World Day 2 - Section 2: Analyzing Our Data

It is easy for students to think mathematically when they have some background in mathematical reasoning. Students who have used math for more than just adding and subtracting pages of numbers, tend to realize that math is a way to visualize thinking.

When the students suggested that we graph the data, it came totally from their former use of graphing to visualize data. I was worried that I might have to tell them what we could do with the data, but they were able to come up with the graph by themselves. They had used graphs a number of times during the year, and so when it came to thinking about how to display the data, the students quickly determined that a graph would be their best way to visualize the data.

Mathematical Thinking
Relevance: Mathematical Thinking

# Problems In Our World Day 2

Unit 7: Science and Our World
Lesson 6 of 8

## Big Idea: Students need to be able to communicate their thinking about science with others

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### Beth McKenna

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