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8th Grade - Data Representation

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Explain the benefits and the limitations of various representations (i.e., bar graphs, line graphs, circle graphs, histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, box plots, scatterplots) of data. 0806.5.4

Links verified on 1/29/2010

  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  3. Collecting and Analyzing Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Comparative Bar Graphs - read the graph and answer questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Data Interpretation Games - Numerous activities on using and interpreting data - Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
  6. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate
  7. Exploring Histograms - The interactive data analysis tool in this investigation allows students to create their own sets of data and examine how various statistical functions such as mean, median, and standard deviation depend on the choice of data. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on the grid This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph
  10. Interpreting Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Overview of a Stem-and-leaf plot by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  12. Overview of a Circle Graph by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  13. Pie Chart - Students view pie charts (parameters: number of sectors, size of sector as a percent)
  14. Piece Of Pie - display data using a circle graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Push Ups - collect data to put on a line graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Sample Histograms and Data - posted by the Quantitative Environmental Learning Project (QELP) - data included
  17. Sample Scatterplots and Data - posted by the Quantitative Environmental Learning Project (QELP) - data included
  18. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  19. Using Graphs to Understand Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

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