Reflection: Modeling Graphing Using a Frequency Table - Section 3: Activity


I felt that it was important for students to see their data set represented in a frequency table, with a bar graph and with a dot plot/line graph so that they could make the connection between a data set and what it looks like when represented in multiple ways.

My objective is to develop their familiarity with the different ways data can be presented. Often they allow themselves to get overwhelmed when they see a data set represented in a different way than they are used to, and they struggle to make sense of the information. I always think it is important for students to see information and problems represented multiple ways.  

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  Modeling: Multiple Ways
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Graphing Using a Frequency Table

Unit 15: Surveys and Graphing
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot and bar graph with scaled intervals.

Big Idea: Multiple graphs can represent the same data set and make the information easier to understand.

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